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Rum & Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

Every holiday that my Italian side celebrates it is guaranteed to have ham on the menu.

There are a few other things that are staples as well but there is always ham. There’s also always way too much ham, but I’m pretty sure it’s intentional so everyone can take some leftovers. If you ask me there is nothing better than left over sliced ham on white bread with mayonnaise and lettuce. DUDE, SO GOOD!!! 

Glazed Ham Web

There are also a million glazes out there for ham but I’m partial to some sort of sweet and savory glaze combo to help bring out the salty goodness in the ham. I’ve always loved marrying ham and pineapple together; after all, the Hawaiian pizza is my fav! 

Combine the sweet, and some what tart, pineapple flavor with cinnamon and cloves and boom you’ve got a great combo. I also added a bit of rum to help blend everything together and it really gives it a nice finish. I would also recommend not using all of the glaze so that you can serve it alongside the ham when it’s finished so people can add on more if they’d like. 

Happy ham bone cookin!

Rum & Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham Recipe
  • 1 peeled and cored pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of dark rum
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 ½ cups of pineapple juice
  • 10-pound bone-in ham
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except for the ham in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  It’s ok if it’s a little chunky.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a pan over medium heat and cook it until hot.  Whisk often and set aside.
  4. Next, if the ham is not spiralized cut 1” square groves all over the ham and place it in a baking pan with a rack.  Glaze it generously with the rum and pineapple glaze and bake in the oven at 375° for 60 to 80 minutes or until it is browned on the outside and hot in the middle.
  5. Glaze the ham often or every 20 minutes with the glaze.
  6. Slice and serve the ham alongside any leftover glaze.

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