Take your meal to the next level with our pineapple glaze for ham, where tropical pineapple juice and rich brown sugar create a blend of sweet and savory flavors.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time15 minutesmins
Keyword: Pineapple Glaze For Ham Recipe
1¼cups100% pineapple juice,fresh or bottled
1½cupsdark brown sugar,tightly packed
2tablespoonssalted butter,sliced into pats
Add the pineapple juice, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, pats of butter, whole cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg to a 1-1½ quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to help dissolve the brown sugar.
Allow the glaze to reach a very low simmer. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for about 6-8 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken, continuing to whisk often. All stove tops cook differently, so adjust the heat up or down as needed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and completely cool.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the whole cloves and discard them. Pour the glaze into a 1-pint mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can keep the glaze in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
You can also make a double batch of this pineapple and brown sugar glaze so guests can add more to their serving.
When you are ready to use the glaze, follow the instructions for cooking your ham and brush this glaze over the outside of the ham when called for.