X-Mas Glazed Ham with Dijon-Pineapple Sauce

Vanessa "Nikita" Milare


This is a ham I make every year for X-Mas lunch/dinner. Its a great hit & makes a great ham sandwhich the next day if there is an leftovers.


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c
    maple-flavored or pancake syrup
  • 1/4 c
    grey poupon dijon mustard
  • 1
    ham, fully cooked & boneless
  • ·
    cloves, whole
  • 12
    maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapples, crushed in juice & undrained

How to Make X-Mas Glazed Ham with Dijon-Pineapple Sauce


  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Then mix sugar, syrup & mustard until well blended. Using a paring knife to make shallow even diagonal cuts across top of ham in 1 direction. Repeat making slits in opposite to form diamond shapes.
  3. Then insert cloves where the cuts meet. Place the ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Place cherries,cut-sides down on surface of the ham.
  4. bake the ham for about 2 hours or until ham is heated through. Make sure to brush occasionlly with 1/2 cup syrup mixture after 1-1 1/2 hours.
  5. About 10 mins before ham is done, mix the remaining mixture with the cornstarch & pineapples in a sacue pan & bring to a boil on mediu-high heat. make sure to stir constantly. Cook & stir on medium-low heat for about another 5 mins or until thickened.
  6. Then slice ham & serve with the sauce.

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Course/Dish: Pork

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