Pineapple Ham

Pineapple ham is a deliciously zesty twist on a classic baked ham recipe.

It’s spring and that means it’s time for Easter pineapple ham (although this easy dish can be enjoyed all year long)!  Serve it with your favorite sides from sweet potato casserole and scalloped potatoes (or even mashed) for the perfect meal.

ham topped with pineapple and cherries

A Delicious Ham Recipe

Pineapple Ham recipe is an Easter favorite!

  • This dish is easy, affordable, and delicious!
  • It has the perfect blend of flavors, sweet, tart, and salty.
  • This ham is incredibly juicy and tender.
  • The pineapple and cherries makes it beautiful and festive!

Ingredients and Variations

HAM The star of this delicious dish is a fully cooked 6-pound ham. If your ham is not fully cooked it will require extra cook time (follow the directions on your package).

PINEAPPLE  A can of pineapple rings is really easy to use, they’re thick and delicious. If you prefer, use fresh pineapple. If you only have pineapple chunks, those work too but you’ll need to use a toothpick to secure each chunk.

FLAVOR A quick glaze of mustard, brown sugar, and a handful of seasonings adds flavor to the ham. For extra flavor, use your favorite ham glaze recipe.

ingredients for making pineapple ham

How to Cook Pineapple Ham

  1. Score a ham. Place it in a deep casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Brush ham with Dijon glaze (per the recipe below) and add pineapple juice to the baking dish.

baked ham with mustard

  1. Cover with foil & bake.
  2. Remove ham from the oven, brush with the pineapple juice. Secure pineapple rings to the ham with toothpicks. Secure half a maraschino cherry to the center of each pineapple ring.

pineapple rings and cherries on ham

  1. Bake, uncovered for another 25 to 35 minutes or just until ham reaches 140°F.


Baked ham will keep in the refrigerator for up to 8 days in an airtight container.

Freeze ham steaks in zippered bags either individually or between pieces of parchment paper. Label the bags with the date and they can stay frozen up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat in the microwave.

More Ways to Cook Ham

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ham topped with pineapple and cherries

Pineapple Ham

Sweet, savory, and oh-so-flavorful, this pineapple ham is a must-have for any holiday dinner!
Course Dinner, Entree, Ham, Main Course, pork
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 577
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 1 fully cooked ham about 6 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 8 maraschino cherries optional


  • 1 can pineapple rings with juices
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Diagonally score the ham with a sharp knife. Place ham in a casserole dish.
  • To make the glaze, whisk 3 tablespoons of the juice from the pineapple with brown sugar, dijon, and cloves. Set aside.
  • Brush ham with dijon mustard and pour remaining pineapple juice over ham. Cover with foil and cook 80 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with pineapple juice. Place pineapple rings over ham and secure with toothpicks (add a ½ maraschino cherry to the center of each if desired.)
  • Bake uncovered 25-35 minutes or just until ham reaches 140°F. Do not overcook.
  • Remove ham from the oven and let it rest 10 minutes before slicing.


Calories: 577 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 3974mg | Potassium: 1056mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg

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