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Ham with Pineapple

Fri, Dec 11th, 2020

Ham with Pineapple

Does anything say Christmas day like a sweet, classic baked ham? This recipe delivers a wonderful taste and a beautiful presentation. Don't worry, there will plenty of leftovers!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 20
Yield: 20 servings


  • 1 (12 pound) bone-in ham
  • ½ cup whole cloves
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings in heavy syrup
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  2. Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern. Press a clove into the center of each diamond. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into a medium bowl, and stir in the brown sugar and lemon-lime soda. Coat the ham with this mixture. Arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring, and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Bake uncovered for 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently with the juices, until the internal temperature of the ham is 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Be sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone. Remove toothpicks before serving.

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