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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze

This Thanksgiving, switch out your turkey for a classic baked ham.

“My mom always made ham for Thanksgiving because my dad loved it. My own kids love ham more than turkey, so ham is always a part of our holiday meal. My mom would take the time to put the pineapple, cherries and cloves on the ham to make it look so festive. I love this memory, and I try to carry on the same tradition.” Tammy Stafford

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze

Serves | 18 |

Baked Ham

  • 1 smoked ham, 8 to 10 lbs, fully cooked
  • 1 20-oz can pineapple rings in pineapple juice, juice reserved
  • 1 6-oz jar maraschino cherries, juice reserved
  • ¼ Tbsp whole cloves

Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • 1 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • ½ cup reserved cherry juice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch, plus 2 Tbsp water (combined to make a slurry), optional

| Preparation – Baked Ham | Preheat oven to 325°F. Decorate ham with pineapples, cherries and cloves, using toothpicks to hold everything in place.

Bake ham, uncovered, 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare brown sugar-pineapple glaze.

Remove ham from oven. Spoon glaze over ham and then return to oven; bake, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.

| Preparation – Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze | In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, yellow mustard, pineapple juice, cherry juice and butter; stir to combine. Add slurry, if using, making sure all lumps are dissolved. Transfer to a medium saucepan set over medium high heat; whisking, bring sauce to a boil. Boil, 3 to 5 minutes, and then turn off heat.

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