About Tangy Pineapple Glazed Ham
If there’s any dish that embodies everything I love about the holidays, it’s a glazed ham. It’s the ultimate dinner to fit any occasion, and it only gets better when you jazz it up and make it a pineapple glazed ham.
Plus, this particular recipe includes another key ingredient that I have endless childhood memories of: Hickory Farms.
My father absolutely loved Hickory Farms, from the sauces to the meats to the cheeses. He loved trying all the different flavor combinations you could put together from a single gift box, and his friends must have known this about him, because I remember him receiving a couple boxes every year at Christmas.
This is a tradition that rubbed off on me, because every holiday season I like having a box (or two or three!) in the house to either snack on during a chilly night or to serve when our neighbors come over.
For this holiday season, I bought a few Hickory Farms Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Boxes for our friends – and, of course, a few for myself to enjoy. I’m always busy around the house during this time of year, and I love being able to put together a small cheese spread to snack on while I’m busy doing other things (like, say, making our holiday dinner.)
And speaking of our holiday dinner… you guys, this ham. It is seriously one of the best I have ever tasted, and this is coming from many years of appreciating spiral cut ham.
The Hickory Farms HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham already comes with easy baking instructions and a delicious glaze, but this holiday season, I had my heart set on a pineapple ham. With that dream in mind, I also picked up a few bottles of Hickory Farms Honey & Pineapple Mustard to create my own deliciously tangy glaze.
The flavor combination was far better than I ever could have hoped.
Between the tenderness of the ham and the absolutely delicious glaze (which I fully believe had everything to do with the Hickory Farms Honey & Pineapple Mustard!), I know this will definitely become a new recipe staple for our family.
I do wish my father was still here to experience it with us, but I know that in a way, he is here. He lives on in all of my memories of past holidays. He’s there with me each time I open a Hickory Farms box. He’s with me each time I get creative and put together a new flavor combination I love.
So here’s to you, dad. I get my foodie gene from you, so I know you would have loved a big plate of this pineapple glazed ham, especially if you knew it was all from your favorite Hickory Farms.
notes & tips for this pineapple glazed ham
- Hickory Farms HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham comes with a delicious glaze and a baking bag, but for this particular recipe, I did not use them. If you’d still like to use the baking bag, just follow the baking instructions included with the packaging and use the below pineapple glaze instead.
- This ham can be baked in any type of pan, but I highly recommend a roasting pan. It’s amazing how much you’ll use it once you have one!
- I mentioned this in the post above, but having a Hickory Farms Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box on hand while you bake a holiday meal helps you fend off the hunger until the main course is ready. Trust me, your guests will thank you!
Tangy Pineapple Glazed Ham
Tender Hickory Farms HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham baked with a tangy pineapple glazed flavored with Hickory Farms Honey & Pineapple Mustard.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Unwrap Hickory Farms HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham and remove any flavor packets or baking bags. Place ham in a roasting pan so that the spirals are visible along the top of the ham. See above video for example.
Bake ham for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
When cook time is nearly complete, combine light brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a small saucepan, then mix together.
Add Hickory Farms Honey & Pineapple Mustard, lemon juice, and crush pineapple to saucepan. Begin to warm over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until glaze begins to boil. Cook for 1 additional minute, then remove from heat. If desired, transfer to another bowl for easier handling.
Remove ham from oven and spoon on glaze, making sure to press glaze between the slices. Once you've finished glazing, if any outside slices have fallen or become loose, you can use toothpicks to reattach the slices (just make sure to spear the toothpicks downward so that they stay in place).
Return ham to oven and bake for another 30 minutes.
Cut and serve ham immediately.