Sweet Sticky Ham Glaze

Recipe by NewNerdMom
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (20 ounce) can pineapple slices, juice reserved
  • 1
    cup pineapple juice (use juice from slices and add enough water to equal 1 Cup)
  • 1
    cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 8
    tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 12
  • 4 -6
    gingersnap cookies (crushed very fine, I use Anna's from Ikea)
  • 12
  • 12
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set aside Pineapple Slices.
  • Mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, butter, and molasses, in saucepan and heat until bubbly stirring continuously. Continue cooking for 10 minutes (the mixture will thicken only slightly). Then add the crushed cookies.
  • Continue simmering and stirring while the mixture reduces by about 1/3. This will take about 15 minutes more.
  • If you still desire a thicker sauce, mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry.
  • Continue stirring the boiling sugar/juice mixture while adding slurry. You may not need to add all of the slurry, depending upon how thick you like the glaze.
  • Cook for five minutes longer. The glaze should be quite thick and will easily coat the back of a spoon.
  • 30 minutes before ham is finished cooking, use toothpicks to attach slices of pineapple all over outside of ham.
  • Cook ham for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Pour half of glaze over ham and pineapple slices.
  • Reserve additional glaze for individual servings.
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