Honey Pineapple Glazed Ham

This Honey Pineapple Glazed Ham will surely be the star of your holiday dinner table. With its sweet and tangy glaze, it adds a delicious twist to the classic ham dish.

honey glazed ham on a platter.

Not only is this glazed ham perfect for Christmas or Easter, but it’s also great for any special occasion. The combination of honey and pineapple creates a flavor that everyone will love.

plate with slices of honey glazed ham, stuffing and green beans on a dinner plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The sweet and tangy glaze adds a unique twist to traditional ham.
  • It’s perfect for any special occasion, not just holidays.
  • The combination of honey and pineapple creates a delicious flavor that everyone will love.

🛒Ingredients

ham in a baking dish, and bowls of pineapple juice, brown sugar, cloves, cherries, dijon mustard, and pineapple rings.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this sweet glazed ham. Gather these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store, and get ready to enjoy this sweet and savory main dish.

  • spiral sliced bone in ham
  • pineapple rings
  • dijon mustard
  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Cloves

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Honey Pineapple Glazed Ham

Making this honey glazed ham is so simple. Just follow the step-by-step instructions and you will have a main dish to serve your friends and family in no time at all.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prep the ham

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. And, remove your ham from the package and place it into a baking dish.

pineapple glaze being mixed in a glass measuring cup.

Step 2: Make the pineapple glaze

In a large bowl or measuring cup combine the juice from the pineapples, dijon mustard, honey, and brown sugar. Pour half of this mixture all over the ham, reserving the other half. 

spiral ham topped with cherries and pineapple rings in a baking dish.

Step 3: Top the ham with pineapple rings and cherries

Using toothpicks place pineapple rings on the ham and place a cherry in the middle. Poke some cloves into the pineapple rings.

Step 4: Bake the ham

Cover the ham with foil and place into the oven. And, place the ham into the oven to cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours (20 minutes per pound).

Step 5: Prep the glaze

During the last hour of baking, prepare your glaze. Over medium heat bring this mixture up to a boil and reduce to medium low.

glaze being thickened in a saucepan.

Step 6: Simmer the glaze

Whisk this mixture constantly making sure it does not bubble over. You want this to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it starts to thicken.  Set it aside to cool slightly.

finished honey glazed ham on a platter.

Step 7: Glaze the ham

Remove the foil from the ham for the last half an hour and spoon over some of the glaze/juice from the bottom of the baking dish. When your ham is cooked through, remove it from the oven and pour over the remaining glaze. Slice and serve.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Use different types of mustard, such as yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little kick.
  • Swap out the pineapple rings for peach slices for a different flavor profile.

If you are feeding a small family and don’t want a lot of leftover ham check out this Ham Sheet Pan Dinner recipe.

🥄 Equipment

Here is a quick list of the equipment that you will need to make this honey glazed ham recipe:

  • Baking dish or roasting pan
  • Saucepan
  • Toothpicks
honey glazed ham on a platter.

🥫 Storage

Storage – If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing – You can also freeze this glazed ham for up to 3 months. Just wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then foil or place it in a freezer bag before placing it in the freezer.

Serve With

This delicious honey pineapple glazed ham pairs well with so many different dishes. Try it with mashed potatoes, baked beans, cheesy baked asparagus, or even these cheddar bacon ranch biscuits. For a sweet treat end your meal with this Hot Fudge Poke Cake.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to use a spiral sliced ham for easy serving and maximum flavor absorption.
  • Make sure to reserve half of the glaze mixture for adding towards the end of cooking. This will ensure a nice, glossy finish on the ham.
  • Let the ham rest before slicing for juicier meat.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How long should a ham rest before slicing?

The ham should rest for about 15 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute and keep the meat moist.

How do I know when my ham is done cooking?

A fully cooked ham should reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the ham.

What’s the best way to reheat ham?

To reheat ham, place it in a baking dish with a little bit of water and cover tightly with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10-15 minutes per pound, or until heated through.

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🧾Recipe Card

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honey glazed ham on a platter.

Honey Glazed Ham

This Honey Glazed Ham is the perfect main entree for your holiday meals. Tender ham, a sweet honey glaze, pineapples, and cherries. So tasty!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 894kcal

Equipment

  • roasting pan or casserole dish
  • Saucepan
  • Toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 9 pounds spiral sliced bone in ham 9-12 pounds
  • 20 ounces pineapple rings reserve the juice
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Marachino cherries
  • Clove

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Remove your ham from the package and place into a baking dish.
  • In a large bowl or measuring cup combine the juice from the pineapples, dijon mustard, honey and brown sugar.
  • Pour half of this mixture all over the ham, reserving the other half.
  • Using toothpicks place pineapple rings on the ham and place a cherry in the middle.
  • Poke some cloves into the pineapple rings.
  • Cover the ham with foil and place into the oven.
  • Place the ham into the oven to cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours (20 minutes per pound)
  • During the last hour of baking, prepare your glaze.
  • In a saucepan pour the remaining glaze mixture.
  • Over medium heat bring this mixture up to a boil and reduce to medium low.
  • Whisk this mixture constantly making sure it does not bubble over.
  • You want this to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Remove the foil from the ham for the last half and hour and spoon over some of the glaze/juice from the bottom of the baking dish.
  • When your ham is cooked through, remove from the oven and pour over the remaining glaze.
  • Slice and serve

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 894kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 4069mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg

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