Monday, December 26, 2011

Baked Pineapple Glazed Ham

I have always done a basic baked ham, this year I decided to dress it up with pineapple and cherries. This recipe also has a glaze of brown sugar, pineapple juice and lemon lime soda. Everyone loved it and it looked so pretty, so pretty we wanted to hurry and eat it so there are no after photos.

Baked Pineapple Glazed Ham
slightly adapted from allrecipes

1 (11 pound) bone-in ham
1/2 cup whole cloves
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings in heavy syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 (4 ounce) jar whole maraschino cherries

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).

Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern. Press a clove into the center of each diamond. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into a medium bowl, and stir in the brown sugar and lemon-lime soda. Coat the ham with this mixture. Arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring, and secure both with a toothpick.

Bake covered with foil for 2 hours 45 minutes (about 15 mins/pd), basting frequently with the juices. Remove toothpicks and cloves before serving.

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