What makes this recipe special?
Sweet, tangy, savory and oh-so delicious, my recipe for pineapple ham is sure to become a favorite with your family. It sure has with mine!
Chop the fresh pineapple finely, and add it to a small pot over medium heat with 1 cup of pineapple juice. Mix well.
Add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir to combine, and let it come to a light boil.
Turn down the heat until simmering, and let cook for 10 minutes, until thickened.
Add in butter and mix until melted, then remove from the heat.
While the glaze is cooling, take a roasting pan and place 6-8 pineapple rings along the bottom, and preheat the oven to 325°F.
Add a roasting rack on top of the pan, and place the spiral ham on the rack.
Score the ham ¼ inch deep in a diamond pattern- this will soak up the glaze.
Cover the entire ham generously with pineapple glaze, making sure to get between the slices.
Using toothpicks to secure them, cover the ham entirely with pineapple rings.
Pour the rest of the pineapple juice into the bottom of the pan with the pineapple rings, making sure not to pour it on the ham itself.
Cover the ham with foil, and bake at 325°F for 15-18 minutes per pound. A 9lb ham will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, take off the foil, and remove the toothpicks, saving the pineapple to slice.
Allow the ham to rest 15 minutes, and then add one more layer of glaze. Enjoy!