Recipe: Spice Glazed Ham


1 ham, 4-6 lbs.
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1” piece of ginger
1 whole clove garlic, peeled
whole cloves


In a small saucepan, mix together pineapple juice, sugar, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced by about half, roughly 20 minutes. Strain and reserve. Preheat oven to 350°. Place ham on rack in pan and cut upper surface into diamond pattern. Insert a whole clove into each diamond. Baste liberally with glaze. Bake 18 minutes per pound for hams labeled “cooked – ready to eat” or 22 minutes per pound for hams labeled “cook before eating”. Baste twice more during remaining cooking time. Let ham stand 15 minutes before carving. Remove cloves as you carve.