Main Dish | March 25, 2016

Homemade Brown Sugar and Pineapple Ham Glaze

For holidays we go big! For Easter we love to make this homemade brown sugar and pineapple ham glaze!

Easter themed table setting with ham in the middle

Have you ever made your own ham glaze? If not, it’s time to give it a try! Making a homemade ham glaze is so easy and chances are you have all the ingredients for this glaze in your cupboards now.  I’ll also let you in on a little tip to getting a nice thick glaze on that ham!

Easter Ham in torquoise dish topped with pineapple rings

For this glaze, I used pineapple juice, brown sugar, and seasonings. I was cooking for a large group that included children so chose to keep it simple and sweet. Sweet pairs amazingly with a savory ham! I was really tempted to add in a little spice with maybe some red pepper flakes or a few drops of Sriracha sauce. If you like that kind of thing, try it!

However you try, whisk the ingredients together and the boil them in a sauce pan for a few minutes. This will help to thicken things up from the beginning. Now here is a little trick to getting an extra thick and yummy glaze. Heat your ham according to the directions, then for the last 10 minutes of cooking brush on a coat of the glaze and return to the oven. After that 10 minutes, repeat the brushing on of the glaze and return to the oven for another 10 mins.  I like to turn up the heat just a bit to maybe 425 degrees F.

Brown Sugar Ham Glaze in a mason jar

Your ham will come out with a nice sweet glaze and ready to eat! Click here for additional Easter recipes and table setting ideas!

Tablecloth: Pehr Designs

Place settings and Turquoise Casserole Dish: Fiesta Dinnerware

Napkins and Wineglasses: Target

 

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Brown Sugar and Pineapple Ham Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Making a homemade ham glaze is so easy and chances are you have all the ingredients for this glaze in your cupboards now!

Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar pineapple glaze, homemade ham glaze
Servings: 1 ham
Calories: 939 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pineapple Slices optional
Instructions
  1. Heat ham according to directions.
  2. In a bowl, whisk glaze ingredients together.
  3. Pour into a sauce pan and heat to a boil over medium/high heat while whisking.
  4. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes or until thickened slightly and remove from heat.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Durning the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove ham and brush glaze over. Return to oven uncovered and turn up heat to 425 deg. F.
  7. Repeat glaze and additional 10 minutes of cooking for an extra thick glaze.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Brown Sugar and Pineapple Ham Glaze
Amount Per Serving (2 c)
Calories 939
% Daily Value*
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 239g80%
Sugar 231g257%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. this recipe came at the perfect time- i’ve only recently discovered my love for ham. so happy I stumbled across this hammy beauty