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whole pineapple glazed ham on platter

Pineapple Ham Glaze

Elevate your ham game this year by basting on this amazing Pineapple Ham Glaze! Made with only 5 ingredients, it's so easy and so yummy!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple ham glaze
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 43kcal


  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pineapple rings + maraschino cherries optional


  • Drain one can of pineapple rings. This should be about 3/4 cup pineapple juice. Whisk together with brown sugar, dijon mustard, cloves and salt.
  • Transfer to a small pot and simmer gently until it thickens slightly and turns syrupy.
  • Use glaze as desired.
  • If you are wanting to add the pineapple rings with maraschino cherries, be sure to brush on some glaze first, then apply the pineapple rings and cherries with toothpicks, and then finish with more glaze in the last hour of cooking.


*Cloves is a very strong spice and is classically used in a pineapple ham glaze. If you don't like cloves, reduce this amount by half (so use 1/8 teaspoon) or omit completely. 


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg