Baked Ham is seasoned with pineapples and brown sugar. It’s moist with a mild sweetness. Not salty. Serve hot or cold.
Easy to make with just 3 ingredients: a precooked smoked ham, a can of pineapple rings in juice, brown sugar, and water.
Be sure to check out my Homemade Brown Sugar.
If desired, warm the precooked ham and serve the pineapples and brown sugar sauce on the side.
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THE MAIN INGREDIENT
I used a Butt Portion Smoked Ham (Water Added) to make this recipe.
It’s a hickory smoked, bone-in, half ham that’s fully cooked. Weight varies. This one weighed 12 pounds.
In my humble opinion, the bone-in is moist, tender and has more flavor than boneless ham.
RINSE HAM BEFORE BAKING
After removing the packaging, I thoroughly rinsed the Smoked Ham in warm water.
HOW TO HEAT HAM (NO GLAZE)
To heat ham without a pineapple-brown sugar glaze, remove from package and rinse.
Place in a shallow pan.
Cover with foil and follow directions printed on the package.
SIDE DISH: PINEAPPLES & BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
Consider serving the pineapple-brown sugar glaze (aka sauce) on the side.
Perfect solution for families with picky eaters who prefer ham without pineapples and brown sugar.
BAKED HAM WITH PINEAPPLES & BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
Place round end of Smoked Ham in a shallow baking pan. Rub light brown sugar all over it.
Flip over to “sliced” side.
Rub all over with light brown sugar.
This recipe calls for 1 can (20 ounces) of 10 pineapple slices in juice.
Using a toothpick, pin pineapple rings all over top and sides of ham. As you can see in the picture, the brown sugar quickly dissolves.
Pour 1-1/2 cups of water in bottom of pan.
COVER HAM WITH HEAVY DUTY FOIL
Heavy duty foil is thicker and stronger than the standard foil.
Place in preheated 325 degree oven.
Bake according to instructions printed on front of ham. Time is determined by the ham’s size.
BASTE THE HAM
According to USDA.gov, the verb “baste” means to moisten meat or other food while cooking. Melted butter or other fat, meat drippings, or liquid such as a stock is spooned or brushed on food as it cooks to moisten it.
A large spoon or a bulb baster can also be used to drizzle the liquid over the food. Basting adds flavor, color, and prevents the ham from getting dry.
After baking ham 1 hour, remove from oven and remove the foil.
Use a large spoon or a bulb baster to pick up drippings from bottom of pan and drizzle all over the ham.
Return to oven and continue baking
REARRANGE PINEAPPLE RINGS
Remove pineapple rings from front/sliced end of Baked Ham.
Carefully remove pineapple rings from front/sliced end and arrange them around the outside of the ham to make a lovely presentation.
Slice and serve hot or cold.
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