Saturday, February 28, 2009

For a Special Occasion...Or Whenever! Pineapple Flavored Ham!

This ham is a MUST at all family occasion in our house! It's so simple to make, tastes sooooo good and adds a little spice to any plate.

What You Need:
- 1 Shank Portion Ham (this Ham is not spiral cut)
- 2 cans of Pineapple Slices (keep the juice)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- Whole cloves
- 1 jar of your favorite Ham glaze

What to Do:
- For this recipe, you'll need the tallest stock-pot you own. It needs to fit the entire ham as well as enough water to cover it.
- After rinsing the Ham, place in the stock-pot and cover with water. It's fine if you there are few inches of the Ham uncovered by the water.
- Allow the Ham to boil in the water for about 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs.
- Take the Ham out of the pot, and place it in a roasting pan. Feel free to use an aluminum one if you want.
- In a small bowl, mix the juice of the 2 jars of pineapple along with the brown sugar. Taste it. If it needs more sugar, feel free to add.
- Pour the mixture all over the Ham and allow to sit at the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Take the whole cloves and stick them into the Ham - about 2-3 inches apart from each other. You want to put the cloves EVERYWHERE!!!
- Take the pinaeapple slices and place them all over the Ham as well as the bottom of the roasting pan.

- NOTE: If you are preparing this ahead of time, now would be a good time to place the ham (covered with foil) in the refrigerator. You can leave there up to 24 hours.

- Cover with aluminum foil and into the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
- Un-cover and add the ham glaze. Allow to cook for an additional 30 minutes - getting crispy and golden and delicious!


Total Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Cook Time: 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

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