Glazed Ham with Dijon Pineapple Sauce

The sauce on this festive ham is amazing and so easy! Your whole family will keep raving about it. Don't be surprised if there isn't any leftovers.


24 servings


1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 whole fully cooked boneless ham (5 pounds)
whole cloves
12 maraschino cherries, halved
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Mix sugar, syrup and mustard until well blended. Use paring knife to make shallow even diagonal cuts across top of ham in one direction. Repeat, making slits in opposite direction to form diamond shapes.

Insert cloves where cuts meet. Place ham on rack in shallow pan. Place cherries, cut-sides down, on surface of ham.

Bake for 2 hours or until ham is heated through, brushing occasionally with 1/2 cup syrup mixture after 1 1/2 hours. About 10 minutes before ham is done, mix remaining syrup mixture with cornstarch and pineapple in saucepan; bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir on medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thickened.

Slice ham. Serve with sauce.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Additional Information

If ham begins to brown too quickly, cover loosely with foil.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 230, Total Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Sodium: 1270 mg, Carbohydrate: 20 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 18 g, Protein: 18 g

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