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Rum Pineapple Glazed Ham ~ baked ham with a delicious tropical rum-pineapple glaze for a sweet-salty flavor, ideal for any get-together.
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Rum Pineapple Glazed Ham

Rum Pineapple Glazed Ham ~ simple instructions for baked ham with a tropical pineapple rum glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked ham recipe
Servings: 8
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup of fresh grapefruit juice (Indian River brand used)
  • 4 ounces of crushed pineapple with juices
  • 1 fully cooked/smoked ham approximately 9-10 pounds
  • cup of whole


  • Over medium low heat simmer the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, stirring frequently about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend in the rum, Dijon mustard, grapefruit juice and crushed pineapple then set the glaze aside.
  • Remove the wrapper from the ham and using a sharp knife, create a crosshatch pattern on the skin of the ham through the fat without cutting into the meat, first in one direction, then the other. Insert the cloves into each diamond (or square depending on how you sliced).
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put a rack in the bottom of a roasting pan then place the ham in the rack and pour about ½” of water into the roasting pan and roast 30 minutes, uncovered.
  • Reduce the heat to 325 degrees, baste the ham with some of the glaze and return to the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 325 degrees, basting every 20 minutes then increase the oven temp to 400 degrees, baste with the remaining glaze and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let the ham rest for 30 minutes before slicing.