Ham With Pineapple Sauce

"I make this when my very large family all get together. Always a favorite with them."
photo by J-Lynn photo by J-Lynn
photo by J-Lynn
Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Bake at 325°F for 1 1/4 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°F and ham is heated through.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, and pineapple.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into pineapple sauce.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve with the ham.

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  1. I tweaked it a little, but overall, great recipe. I used a full 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup, and omitted the cornstarch/water mixture, since it didn't seem necessary. The sauce was still very sweet, and I feel like it would have been way too sweet with a full cup of brown sugar. Just our personal preference though. I might use more prepared mustard next time, just to diversify the flavor a little. Thanks for posting!
  2. This was delicious!!! I used a spiral cut ham and cooked it on the grill. When it came up to temp, I basted with the glaze and got a lot in between each slice, then grilled it some more. Had a great smoky sweet flavor!!
  3. What a delicious sauce for ham. The flavors of all the ingredients blend together nicely. It was a bit sweet, though. I might cut down on the brown sugar next time. I wonder if using prepared mustard would be better than using the dry. That would add a bit more tanginess to the sauce. I think I will experiment and try that next time. Thanks for the recipe!
  4. All I can say is "YUM" The sauce for this ham is so delicious! We cooked our ham in a larger size toaster oven for about an hour and a half. We had enough ham to eat all week and I couldn't keep my hands out of that sauce. I would even put that on a big bowl of ice cream as a topping. Thanks for this great recipe, its a keeper.
  5. I made this for my family on Christmas and it went over very well! Baked ham with a pineapple/brown sugar sauce has been a family tradition, and I was looking to update our meal. What I love about this sauce is that the soy sauce, ketchup, and mustard bring out a "twang" - a hint of a BBQ sauce/flavor. I would probably go a little lighter on the brown sugar and will definitely plan to use the recipe in the future. Mahalo for posting!



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