Baked Ham with Pineapple

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours

Makes

20 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I first learned the technique for baked ham with pineapple for a themed dinner my husband and I hosted. Since it is widely known as the symbol of hospitality, pineapple was the star ingredient on our menu and on this lovely baked ham. —JoAnn Fox, Johnson City, Tennessee

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; insert cloves into diamonds. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine brown sugar and reserved pineapple juice; pour over ham. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries on ham.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140° and the ham is heated through, 30-45 minutes longer.
Baked Ham with Pineapple Tips

Can you use other kinds of ham to make this recipe?

There are many different cuts and types of ham, and it can get confusing. It's best to stick with a fully cooked, bone-in ham, although you could try this glaze with a boneless ham or drizzle a bit over leftover slices. Overall, though, bone-in is best!

Should you use light or dark brown sugar to make a baked ham with pineapple?

The types of brown sugar are generally interchangeable in recipes, but if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar because it contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. Learn more about the differences between light and dark brown sugar.

How do you cut a bone-in ham?

Start with a knife that has a long, thin blade, a carving fork, and a large cutting board that gives you some elbow room and a place to shift your slices once they’re cut. Then, check out our guide on how to carve a ham for step-by-step directions.

What can you serve with baked ham with pineapple?

Holiday dishes go great with baked ham. Try serving the baked ham with pineapple with sweet potato and carrot casserole and caraway Brussels sprouts.

How do you store baked ham with pineapple?

Store baked and sliced ham with pineapple either wrapped in foil or in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Eat leftovers within 3 days. Here are some recipes that use leftover ham if you want to mix it up!

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant and Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked ham: 219 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 924mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.