Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pineapple Brown Sugar Baked Ham

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I have been making a baked ham dinner for years and sometimes I use a spiral cut ham and sometimes I use a picnic ham, it really just depends on what is in the grocery store when I go pick one out.  Ham is kinda like making a turkey dinner, it sure seems like I only make it either at the holidays or when we have company in the fall/winter.  Well I aim to rectify that because every time I make a baked ham I always wonder why I don't make it more often.  I'm also going to start cooking turkey more too.

Here's what you need:

3 - 4 Lb. ham, spiral or picnic or whatever your favorite cut of ham is
1 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 - 12 oz can of 7-up

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Or if you are cooking the scalloped potatoes with the ham, which I highly recommend, the oven should already be on.  In a large dutch oven, or even a throw away tin pan placed on top of a baking sheet in case it leaks, place the ham and pour over the brown sugar, pineapple with juice, and 7-up.
After the 7-up is poured in stir the sauce and pour some over the ham.  Cover with foil or lid and place in the oven.  Bake for 30 minutes then turn over and coat the ham again with the sauce.  Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes.
When ham is done place on cutting board and tent with foil for at least 15 minutes.   Pour the remaining sauce into a pan.
Using a mixture of 3 Tbl. cornstarch and 4Tbl. cold water, mix in a bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved and add to sauce before you turn on the heat.  Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.  The sauce should thicken quickly.  Use as a side sauce or gravy for the ham.
Here is the ham and scalloped potatoes.


Serves 6 - 8


**Note - I always bring any meat out of the refrigerator at least 1/2 to 1 hour before cooking depending on the size so that it has a chance to come to room temperature and will cook more evenly**

Here's the handy printable - Pineapple Brown Sugar Baked Ham

1 comment:

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