Easy Pineapple Ham with Brown Sugar
We love to have ham at Easter. But you can make pineapple ham anytime of the year. I find it taste best when you find ham on sale.
You can get 2, and freeze one for later in the year. If you freeze your ham, give yourself a few days to let thaw before cooking. Bone in or boneless, the choice is yours on what you get.
1 thawed precooked ham (boneless or bone in your choice)
1/2 cup water
1 can pineapple slices
1 cup brown sugar
Whole Cloves (optional)
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In a 9×11 baking pan (or pan with a 2 inch ridge), place the ham in it with about 1/2 cup water (so it doesn’t burn to the pan)
Press cloves all over in the ham as many as you desire (this is again optional)
Cover the ham with tin foil.
Let the ham cook for about 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from the oven and cut the top of the ham in some criss-cross pattern. (you can even take a sample if you want)
Take the brown sugar and press it into the criss- cross marks of the ham.
Take the can of pineapples and toothpicks and hang the pineapples all around the ham. You can wet the brown sugar with some of the pineapple juice (about 1/4 cup) and drink the rest!
Leave the tin foil off and return the ham to cook until the center is 140 degrees (precooked) or 145 degrees if not precooked.
We love pineapple ham with brown sugar. Brown sugar on your ham allows it to caramelize on it.