It's an easy way to bake a ham!
This will be a real straightforward recipe. No muss, no fuss. Doug likes to keep his recipes easy and uncomplicated. So, it's just a 3-ingredient recipe. Find a nice little ham for two. We like to have some leftover for sandwiches and to fry with breakfast eggs, so he usually gets a 2 pounder for us - of the real ham. No processed and formed ham here. He likes to give it a nice glaze so he adds pineapple slices on top, and takes it out of the oven every so often to glaze it a little bit more. It's easy and delicious.
Prepare the pan:
Use a pan to fit a nice 2# ham. No cover needed. We use our 10" x 5" ceramic baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 325F degrees.
1 Can Pineapple, sliced, 15 oz.
1/3 C Brown sugar
Put it together:
- Drain the pineapple juice from the can into a bowl and set aside.
- Place the ham in the pan, no water needed.
- Layer the pineapple slices on top of the ham. You probably don't need all the slices, just fit what you want on top of your ham.
- Take the pineapple juice and mix it with the 1/4 cup of brown sugar so it's dissolved. Doug just stirs it together, no need to cook or boil it.
- Spoon all the juice and brown sugar glaze over the ham.
- Cover the ham and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
- Taking the ham out every 20 minutes to spoon the glaze from the bottom of the pan onto the top of the ham.
- Take the cover off for the last 30 minutes.
Slice and serve:
- Slice the ham thick or thin, depending on how you like it.
- Serve the sliced ham on a platter with the pineapple slices around the edges as a pretty garnish.
- Pour the leftover hot glaze in a gravy boat or a bowl so your guests can add more on their plate if they like.
- At our home, we serve the ham with scalloped potatoes and Great Grandma's homemade buns with butter - that recipe is also included on my site. It's a recipe that's over 100 years old and still going strong.
- It's not anything we do in our household, but many people like to add cloves to their hams. Just poke them into the sides of the ham over the top to give the ham an interesting fall flavor. It's really up to your family.
A delicious desert to end your meal with is my Triple Peppermint-Double Chocolate Brownie made in a cast iron pan. Try it! It's also included on my site.
Bake your own Memories!