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Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze for Baked ham

Make this easy recipe for a pineapple brown sugar ham glaze.  This pineapple brown sugar glaze is a crushed pineapple glaze for ham, pork chops or chicken.

 pineapple brown sugar glazed ham
 

For years I prepared my ham glaze the way, my mother did.  Open a can of pineapple rings, place on ham and then pile on the brown sugar.  Some of you may say yuck but others like me grew up on that ham.  It was good, very good because my mom made it but it was just lacking something.  I never realized it until I tried this pineapple brown sugar glaze recipe.

 

pineapple ham glaze
 
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Just by adding a few ingredients in a saucepan and heating up the brown sugar with that awesome pineapple with the juice, it will make the most awesome crushed pineapple glaze for ham.   That’s right, easy peasy!   I still add pineapple rings on top of my ham, I mean what’s a holiday ham dinner without those browned rings of pineapple hanging precariously on top of the ham.   Yes, and I still use toothpicks to attach them to keep them exactly where they look the prettiest.
 

Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8.5 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
Equipment Needed:
  • Small saucepan
  • basting brush
 

How to make pineapple brown sugar ham glaze:

 

pineapple in medium saucepan

 
In a medium saucepan add the can of crushed pineapple with the juice. 
 
brown sugar, mustard, pineapple
 
Add the brown sugar, mustard, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt to the pineapple.   NOTE:  We have this awesome brown sugar container that is asked about frequently.  It has a removable terra cotta disk that can be soaked in water that keeps the brown sugar soft and prevents it from drying out.  So simple and we love it. 
 
crushed pineapple glaze for ham
 
Stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Continue to stir constantly and cook until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
 
crushed pineapple glaze for ham
 
Remove from heat and using a basting brush, apply to the ham 30 minutes before it’s done. Who else uses a paintbrush to brush on glazes or butter?    And just look at the beautiful glaze that makes our Pineapple Glazed Ham so delicious.   It’s very easy and only takes up a few extra minutes of your time.   
 
pineapple brown sugar glazed ham
 
May be brushed on several times during the last 30 minutes of cooking time for the ham.   Making a gorgeous Pineapple Glazed Ham is not as hard as one would think.  This super easy ham glaze will rock your baked ham.
 

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Pineapple Glaze for Ham

Make this easy recipe for a pineapple brown sugar ham glaze. This pineapple brown sugar glaze is a crushed pineapple glaze for ham, pork chops or chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crushed pineapple glaze for ham, Easy Ham Glaze, Glaze for Ham, pineapple brown sugar glaze, pineapple brown sugar ham glaze, Pineapple Glaze
Servings: 8
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan add the can of crushed pineapple with the juice. 
  • Add the brown sugar, mustard, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt to the pineapple.  
  • Stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Continue to stir constantly and cook until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and use a basting brush to apply to the ham several times starting 30 minutes before it’s done.

Notes

NOTE:  We have this awesome brown sugar container that is asked about frequently.  It has a removable terra cotta disk that can be soaked in water that keeps the brown sugar soft and prevents it from drying out.  So simple and we love it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Updated post on 03/07/22 to reflect more images. 

pineapple brown sugar ham glaze.

Recipe Rating




deLaney

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

The ingredients list crushed pineapple in syrup but in the intructions it refers to juice and when you click on the link in the recipe it takes you to crushed pineapple in juice. Should it be crushed pineapple in juice or syrup?

Evelyn

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

Thanks for the catch. I just updated this recipe with new images and that is an old typo. It is indeed "Crushed pineapple with juice". I missed this and will be changing it shortly. It always helps with someone contacts me when changes need to be made. Thanks again.

Tempest

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

I’m going to use this glaze over my bacon wrapped carrots recipe for Thanksgiving!! I’m really excited about it! Thank you for the recipe!!

Evelyn

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

YAY!!! Oh my goodness, those bacon wrapped carrots sound so delicious with this sauce! I must try them! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gloria R Horabuena

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Wonderful recipe!! Regarding the pinapple rings and toothpicks... I prepare a spiral ham,cut the pinapple rings in half and place between the spursls with the cherry in the center. Wish I could send you a picture. I also use powdered clove instead of whole cloves...(hated to deal with the whole cloves and toothpicks)

Evelyn

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Oh that's a clever idea! I love a great spiral ham and would love to see a picture one of these days! Thanks for the tips! Hugs

Susan Logsdon

Sunday 21st of March 2021

I've been making this for about 40 years now! I still add the pineapple rings with the toothpicks and dump the brown sugar on top but then I make this on the side -- we call it pineapple gravy! I basically dump a can of crushed pineapples into a small pot with about a half a bag of dark brown sugar, make a slurry of cornstarch and pineapple juice (reserved from the can of rings) and heat it up till it thickens a bit and serve it alongside the ham. It's a family tradition that my kids grew up with. SO good ! Thanks for sharing the recipe - everyone should try this!

Evelyn

Sunday 21st of March 2021

I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Grammy

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Every mention of a memory had me smiling. Yes, the pineapple rings held on with toothpicks. Yes, basting with a new paint brush. Yes, cloves and brown sugar on top. I did it the same way my mother did also. Until I saw different recipes in my Betty Crocker cookbook, or in a magazine at the doctor’s office. Now, I just peruse Pinterest and get lots of great ideas. Yours is so reminiscent of the old way, with a twist of the mustar and lemon. I’m going to make it tomorrow , and thanks for the walk down memory lane.