Ham with pineapple is a classic combination that has been enjoyed by families for generations. The sweetness of the pineapple perfectly complements the savory flavor of the ham, creating a delicious and satisfying dish. Whether you’re looking to make a mouthwatering ham and pineapple pizza or a glazed ham with a pineapple topping, these recipes will surely satisfy your craving for this delectable duo.
Recipe 1: Baked Ham with Pineapple Glaze
– 1 fully cooked ham, bone-in or boneless
– 1 cup pineapple juice
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– Pineapple rings (for garnish)
– Maraschino cherries (for garnish)
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
2. In a small saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, ground cloves, and ground cinnamon. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
3. Place the ham in a baking dish and pour half of the pineapple glaze over the ham, making sure to coat it evenly.
4. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C).
5. Remove the ham from the oven and brush the remaining glaze over the top. Garnish with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, securing them with toothpicks if desired.
6. Return the ham to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized slightly.
7. Remove from the oven and let the ham rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with the pan drippings as a sauce, if desired.
8. Enjoy your delicious baked ham with pineapple glaze!
Recipe 2: Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Pizza
– 1 pre-made pizza crust
– 1/2 cup pizza sauce
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1 cup diced ham
– 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
– 1/4 cup sliced red onion
– 1/4 cup sliced black olives
– Fresh cilantro (for garnish)
– Red pepper flakes (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to the temperature recommended on the pizza crust package.
2. Place the pre-made pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone.
3. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust, leaving a small border around the edges.
4. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, covering the entire crust.
5. Evenly distribute the diced ham, pineapple chunks, sliced red onion, and sliced black olives over the cheese.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for the amount of time specified on the pizza crust package, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
7. Remove from the oven and let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing.
8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.
9. Serve your mouthwatering Hawaiian ham and pineapple pizza and enjoy the perfect blend of flavors!