Pineapple Glazed Ham with Hard Apple Cider

Pineapple Glazed Ham with Hard Apple Cider

For this recipe, you will need a pre-cooked ham. You’ll be looking for the shank or butt end with the bone in. This is also known as a “city ham”, which is usually brined and smoked.

Prepare the Ham for Baking

If your ham has a rind, you can trim it off, but be sure to leave a thick layer of fat. Place the ham in a deep baking pan.

Prepare the Ham for Baking

With a paring knife, lightly score the fat/meat into a diamond shape, being sure not to cut too deep. Press cloves into the ham and secure pineapple rings to the outside with toothpicks.

Start Baking the Ham

Pour the hard cider and pineapple juice over the ham and scatter sliced onions around it.

Start Baking the Ham

Now bake at 325°F for about 15 minutes per pound.

Make the Ham Glaze

Mix the brown sugar and mustard with a couple of tablespoons of the juices from the baking pan to make a smooth paste.

Brush the Ham with Glaze

Brush the glaze over the ham and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.

Let It Rest

Before serving, let the pineapple glazed ham rest for about 30 minutes.


Serve with the pineapple slices and the drippings on the side as an au jus if desired.

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