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Pineapple Ham Glaze Recipe

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Makes enough glaze for 1 ham.
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Show off your culinary skills with a beautiful Pineapple Ham Glaze! The next time you make a ham, use this colorful (if a bit retro) ham presentation. The ham will taste delicious and look even better! Does this recipe bring back any memories? Let us know in the comments below what you think of the recipe and any changes you made!


  • 1 Ham (recommended Smoked and Cured ham from LGCM)
  • 16 oz Sliced Pineapples (drained with juice reserved)
  • 4 oz Maraschino Cherries (drained with juice reserved)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • Toothpicks


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.

  2. Score the surface of your ham by cutting 1″ deep diagonal cuts into the ham in a diamond check pattern.

  3. Place the sliced pineapple all over the exterior of the ham, securing the pineapple to the ham with the toothpicks. Place a cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice and secure with a toothpick.

  4. Place your LGCM Ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, and cover the the pan with tin foil.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound (check the label, the weight will be on it) or until the internal temperature reaches 125°F.

  6. Combine the reserved cherry juice, pineapple juice and brown sugar.

  7. When there is 30 minutes left on the calculated cooking time, remove the ham from the oven, turn the oven up to 425°F, pour 1/2 of the juice glaze on top of the ham and return to the oven. Repeat with the remaining glaze after an additional 15 minutes.

  8. Remove ham from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Remove the toothpicks and fruit before serving and slicing. Some people enjoy eating the fruit on the side with the ham, others discard – it’s your choice!

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