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Ham with Pineapple Sauce

No recipe image available.The flavor of pineapple complements the smokiness of ham perfectly.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (3 to 4-pound) fully cooked boneless ham
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon prepared brown mustard
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Bake ham according to package directions or place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the meat. Cook approximately 15 to 24 minutes per pound or until thermometer registers 140°F (60°C).
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, mix together crushed pineapple chunks (undrained), sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, lemon juice, and prepared brown mustard. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in butter.
  4. When ham is done, remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Spoon sauce over the sliced ham or pour into gravy boat and pass.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*Or, 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed.

Note: Directions are for a fully-cooked ham. Also called “ready-to-eat” or “heat-and-serve” ham. A “cook-before-eating” ham must be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C), approximately 18 to 20 minutes per pound.