Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham (Holiday Ham)

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham (Holiday Ham)

Make the holidays great with this delicious Christmas Ham, perfect for the whole family. The sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple, honey, and mustard are some of the main ingredients to make this tasty holiday ham. 

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This holiday ham recipe is one of my all-time favorite holiday dishes. 

I’m a bit late in posting this recipe as I’ve been so busy throughout the holidays and out sick with the flu at the start of the year.

I’m back and better than ever, so let’s get right into this recipe.  

I decided to make a Christmas ham this year as D’s company would provide the workers with a yearly holiday thank-you package. 

The package would include the option of a turkey or ham, and since last year, I made a holiday turkey – this year, it’s ham! 

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham

So, I was very excited to put my skills to the test this holiday season as this will be my first time baking a ham.

Selecting The Right Holiday Ham

The bone-in option for selecting the best ham is always a go-to for many. 

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You can select your ham, uncooked or cooked; I got a fully cooked hickory smoked ham. 

Plus, it’s spiral! 

I remember my mom would get the unspiral, bone-in ham. 

These days, I notice that people get spiral-cut ham, which means the ham is pre-cut with slices before packaging. 

Smithfield Ham

We got a Smithfield Spiral Hickory Smoked Ham, which made it easy for me as a beginner to make the perfect ham. 

Ingredients To Use

Given my first time making a holiday ham, I wanted it to be really succulent and flavorful. 

Also, it’s D’s favorite food, so I wanted to impress him. 

  • Meat: spiral ham (smoked)
  • Seasoned Rub: all-purpose seasoning, jalapeno powder, cumin, brown sugar, ginger, chili powder, mustard, salt, cinnamon, honey 
  • Sauce: pineapple juice, lime juice, brown sugar, butter, pineapple slices
  • Cloves 
  • Maraschino Cherries 

Inspiration for this recipe is from one of my favorite TikTok chefs, Tini

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She’s popularly known for making a lot of her recipes from scratch. So shout out to her! 

How To Make The Best Holiday Ham

While working on this recipe, I wanted to get the most flavor out of this ham. 

So, with the seasoned rub and my pineapple-honey glaze, this ham will give you the tastiest ham in each slice. 

Directions: 

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  1. Remove ham from packaging and set aside. Pat dry any excess water or liquid that may be on the ham. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. In a small bowl, mix ingredients for dry rub. 
  4. Place ham in the baking tray. Using a pastry brush, brush the rub onto the ham. Ensure to get into the slices for maximum coating and flavoring. 
  5. Place in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 15-20 minutes per pound. 
  6. While ham is baking, you can make your glaze for the ham. 
  7. Bring to a boil in a saucepan pineapple juice, sugar, butter, lime juice, and signature ham glaze. 
  8. Stir until a syrupy consistency forms. Add pineapple slices and set aside. 
  9. Every 30 minutes, base your ham with the glaze you made. 
  10. Remove from oven once cooked and allow to cool.
  11. Slice and serve as desired.

Sauce Directions: 

  1. Bring to a boil in a saucepan pineapple juice, sugar, ginger, lime juice, and ham glaze/honey. 
  2. Stir until a syrupy consistency forms. Add pineapple slices and set aside. 

Why You Should Make This Recipe?

Here are a few reasons to love this holiday recipe: 

Christmas Holiday Ham brushed with dry rub
  • Flavorful and Tasty: this recipe has a sweet, tangy flavor for every slice you make. 
  • Perfect for Meal Planning: make some of the best sandwiches with leftover ham slices. 
  • Easy To Make: recipe preparation is easy, from making the rub to baking it. 
  • Great For The Family: even the kids will love this ham. 

Serving Suggestions 

Enjoy your Christmas ham slices with your desired sides for the holiday season. 

  • Rice and peas
  • Roasted Vegetables 
  • Mashed Potatoes 
  • Salads
  • Macaroni and Cheese 

I also wanted to add how much D loves this ham recipe.

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham

He even enjoys slices of it for lunch during work now.

Storage Tips 

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a week. 

For longer storage time, you can store it in an airtight container or ziploc bag in your freezer for up to 1-2 months. 

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Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham 1

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham (Christmas Ham)

Make the holidays great with this delicious Christmas Ham, perfect for the whole family. The sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple, honey, and mustard are some of the main ingredients to make this tasty holiday ham.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Thawing Time 1 day
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Jamaican

Equipment

  • 1 Basting Tube
  • 1 Baking Tray
  • 1 Pastry Brush

Ingredients
  

  • 6 lb ham
  • Aluminum foil
  • Maraschino Cherries optional
  • Cloves

Dry Rub:

  • 1 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp jalapeño powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ginger minced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp Signature ham glaze (or 1-2 tbsp honey)

Glaze:

  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ tsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Signature ham glaze
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 pineapple slices

Instructions
 

  • Remove ham from packaging and set aside. Pat dry any excess water or liquid that may be on the ham.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, mix ingredients for dry rub.
  • Place ham in the baking tray. Using a pastry brush, brush the rub onto the ham. Ensure to get into the slices for maximum coating and flavoring.
  • Place in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 15-20 minutes per pound.
  • While ham is baking, you can make your glaze for the ham.
  • Bring to a boil in a saucepan pineapple juice, sugar, butter, lime juice, and signature ham glaze.
  • Stir until a syrupy consistency forms. Add pineapple slices and set aside.
  • Every 30 minutes, base your ham with the glaze you made.
  • Remove from oven once cooked and allow to cool.
  • Slice and serve as desired.

Glaze Directions:

  • Bring to a boil in a saucepan pineapple juice, sugar, ginger, lime juice, and mango jam.
  • Stir until a syrupy consistency forms. Add pineapple slices and set aside.

Notes

Serving Suggestions 

  • Rice and peas
  • Roasted Vegetables 
  • Mashed Potatoes 
  • Salads
  • Macaroni and Cheese
Keyword Holiday Ham
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