Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pineapple Glazed Ham

With Easter quickly approaching, I thought I'd share with you my recipe for a glazed whole ham. It's always a crowd pleaser and quite impressive when garnished and set on a silver platter.

I always make a whole ham, but you could adjust the recipe for a half ham.

First, score the fat on a diagonal with a very sharp knife. I've also trimmed off the tough skin being careful not to remove the fat. You can see where I've done this on the right side of the ham in the above picture.

Next, pierce each diamond with a whole clove.

Bake, tented with foil, at 325 degrees for 11 to 14 minutes per pound. At the last 20-30 minutes, spoon glaze over ham and continue roasting uncovered. Continue basting ham with more glaze every 5-7 minutes until it becomes golden brown. Reserve remaining glaze and serve alongside your ham. Your family is guaranteed to love it! Happy Easter and Bon Appetit!

Pineapple Glaze

2 cups packed brown sugar
2 T cornstarch
1/2 t salt
2 cans crushed pineapple undrained or plain pineapple juice
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 T mustard

Mix brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in sucepan. Stir in crushed pineapple(undrained) or pineapple juice, lemon juice, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.

Till next time,


Ebie said...

Hi, Lorna, this looks so delicious! I want to try your glaze recipe. Good idea of the cornstarch.

Happy Easter!

Patty said...

This picture is making me so hungry! Hope you had a fantastic Easter ;)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lorna ~I've truly missed my visits, but little by little I'm catching up.
Although last month was difficult with our loses a new month has brought new hope.
I poured myself a cup of tea and read a spell...This is the most delicious looking ham. The glaze looks especially easy and would make a nice flavor.
Your tablescape was lovely with all those daisies.
I'm so excited to see spring blooms popping up. I look forward to applying the inspirational palette of colors into a few projects for decorating and gifts, with a little cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.

Sweet wishes,

emptynester3 said...

Hi Lorna! The ham looks yummy and I wanted to thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower- you are like me- I join all the Catholic blogs too!! Many blessings to you!


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