This simple and tasty baked ham recipe with a homemade brown sugar pineapple glaze will have your holiday guests asking you to make it again for them every year!
We love a good turkey for Thanksgiving, but we also want our share of sliced ham. Nothing beats having both of them as leftovers for cold sandwiches, too! This holiday season, consider keeping it simple with this spiral sliced ham recipe that is glazed with a combination of brown sugar, Dijon mustard and pineapple juice.
This comes together so easily. I buy a precooked ham, bone-in and spiral sliced — about 8 lb. Bake it at 275°F for 15 minutes per pound. The trick is to not over bake it, so don’t round up!
When there is about 45 minutes of baking time left, I pull the ham out of the oven and spread about half of the glaze mixture around the outside of it then return it back to the oven (covered). Then, the last 10 minutes of baking, I remove the ham again and add the rest of the glaze. Finish the last 10 minutes uncovered in the oven and — voila! — a beautifully glazed ham!
Enjoy this ham hot, the same day. Or, cut the slices and store in the fridge to serve cold on sandwiches (on Hawaiian buns!) YUM!
Oven Baked Ham with Homemade Glaze
- 8 - 10 lb fully-cooked spiral sliced ham bone-in
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
- 4 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Adjust rack to lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 275°F. Line roasting pan with foil and lightly grease with nonstick spray.
- Place ham flat/cut side down in roasting pan. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake for 15 minutes per pound.
- For the glaze, in a small bowl combine the brown sugar, pineapple juice, mustard, salt and pepper.
- When 45 minutes of baking time is left, remove the pan from the oven and uncover the ham. Spread about half of the glaze mixture around the spiral sides of the ham. Recover tightly and return to the oven.
- When 10 minutes baking time is left, remove the ham from the oven again and carefully turn the ham on its side. Spread the remaining glaze mixture on top of the ham. Return to the oven, uncovered, for the remaining 10 minutes.