Pineapple-Mustard-Glazed Ham


The iconic Easter ham gets an enticing update with a new-fashioned glaze of country mustard and fresh pineapple. The roasted fruit tastes like candy and is irresistible. Along with the mustard, it creates a sweet yet savory glaze and sauce to complementevery slice of ham.


  • 2 medium pineapples, peeled lengthwise, cored, and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 2 cups water

  • ¼ cup cup country-style mustard

  • 1 smoked, bone-in ham (10 pounds), trimmed of excess skin and all but a ¼-inch layer of fat

  • 40 whole cloves

  • 1 cup cup dry white wine

  • Mustard greens, for garnish (optional)


  1. Bring pineapples, sugar, and waterto a boil in a large saucepan. Reduceheat; simmer, skimming foam. Cook until pineapples are translucent and mixture has reduced to 4 cups, 60 to 80minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; letcool. Stir in mustard. (Glaze will keep,covered and refrigerated, for 3 days.)

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in lowest position. Score ham with a sharp knife in a pattern of 1 1/4-inch diamonds. Press a clove into the center of each diamond. Place ham, cut side down, in a roasting pan; drizzle wine over top. Coat ham with half the glaze. Cover with parchment, then foil, and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven.

  3. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Uncover ham, and coat with remaining glaze (some will fall to the bottom of the pan). Bake, uncovered, bastingoccasionally, until browned, 40 to 45 minutes. (Tent bone with foil if it becomes too dark.) Transfer ham to a cutting board; let rest for at least 30 minutes before carving. Serve with pan drippings and pineapple. Garnish with mustard greens if desired.

Cook's Notes

Country-style mustard is like a cross between grainy and Dijon mustards. It's available at most supermarkets; if you can't find it, substitute half grainy and half Dijon. An apple corer makes easy work of coring the pineapples.

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