Easy Pineapple Cherry Ham Glaze
Now is the time to start planning your Easter dinner. What will be your main dish? Ham is a popular choice. A slow-cooked ham with a tasty glaze and attractive garnish will be a beautiful addition to the Easter Holiday table.
My favorite glaze for ham is a pineapple cherry one that I use to baste a fruited ham. The glaze is made with the juices drained from a 10-ounce jar of Maraschino cherries and a 20 ounce can of sliced pineapple. Following are the ingredients and directions for pineapple cherry ham glaze.
Ingredients for pineapple cherry ham glaze
- one 20-ounce can pineapple slices, drain and reserve juice
- one 10-ounce jar Maraschino cherries, drain and reserve juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- one cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- one tablespoon corn starch
- drain juices from pineapple and cherries
- add juices to saucepan
- add the other ingredients
- heat on medium heat. stir until the mixture boils.
- boil for one minute. remove from heat
Basting Ham with Pineapple Cherry Glaze
I cook my ham in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes per pound. I first put a cup of water in the roaster and place the ham in fat side up. I remove the ham half way through the cook time and score it. Then I begin lovingly basting it with the glaze. I continue to cook and baste two or three more times to ensure a juicy and succulent ham.
Garnish for the Ham
About a half hour before the cooking time ends I remove my ham once more. I garnish my ham with the pineapple slices and Maraschino cherries. I return the ham to the oven to finish baking. I turn off the oven at the end of the cooking time and let the ham slowly cool down. And, you guessed it, I baste it yet again with the pineapple cherry glaze.
Best Deviled Egg Recipe
I place my ham on a bed of greens such as endive. I surround my Easter ham with deviled eggs dusted with paprika. The Easter Ham is ready. Now all I need to do is plan is some side dishes. There are so many tasty dishes to go with ham! That should be easy!
Mom’s Best Deviled Egg Recipe:
- 10 hard boiled eggs
- one tsp dry mustard
- one tsp celery seed
- one tsp parsley flakes
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
After cooling the boiled eggs, peel and halve them. Scoop out the yolks and place in a bowl. Mash the yolks using a fork. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Fill the egg white halves with the deviled egg mixture with a spoon or a pastry bag. Dust the eggs with paprika.
Other Ham Glazes
Other Ham Glazes:
This recipe uses maple syrup, brown sugar, cola and Dijon mustard for a truly unique ham glaze.
Dark corn syrup, honey and whole cloves will produce a glaze that mimics the famous one baked with honey!
Apple cider, orange juice and orange marmalade mixes together with mustard and ginger. The result is a tangy sweet ham glaze.
Orange marmalade and mango chutney together with cloves and brown sugar will make a delicious glaze with a tropical twist.
Best Ever Ham Glaze: Orange marmalade and honey mustard must go great together in this truly unique ham glaze recipe.
Make these cute Deviled Egg Easter Peeps to go with your ham.