Pineapple and Rosemary Glazed Ham

Here's a classic pineapple glazed ham recipe to serve at Easter, Christmas, or anytime you're entertaining a crowd.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 8 pound cooked bone-in ham, rump half or one 4- to 6-pound cooked boneless ham

  • 1 ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar, divided use

  • 3 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed

  • ½ cup pineapple juice

  • ¼ cup Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 4 pound pineapple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (4-1/2 cups) or three 20-ounce cans pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve 1/2 cup juice)

  • 1 recipe Grilled Pineapple Slices (see recipe below) (optional)

Grilled Pineapple Slices

  • 2 pineapples, peeled and cored

  • Cooking oil

  • Fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Place ham in a shallow roasting pan. Score ham by making diagonal cuts, 1/4-inch deep, in a diamond pattern. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of ham; the thermometer should not touch the bone, if present. Roast for 1-3/4 hours if using bone-in ham or 1 hour if using boneless ham.

  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar, the 3 tablespoons mustard, and rosemary. Brush mixture over ham. Roast for 15 minutes more. Meanwhile, for glaze, in a 2-quart saucepan combine the remaining brown sugar, the pineapple juice, and 1/4 cup mustard. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove 1/2 cup glaze to brush over ham. Set aside.

  3. Bake ham 30 minutes more or until thermometer registers 140 degree F, generously brushing with the 1/2 cup glaze several times during baking.

  4. Meanwhile, add pineapple to remaining glaze in saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Transfer ham to serving platter. Slice ham and serve with pineapple sauce. Makes 16 to 24 servings.

Grilled Pineapple Slices

  1. Cut pineapples into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Brush each slice on both sides with a little cooking oil; sprinkle lightly with some snipped fresh rosemary. Heat an indoor grill or grill pan. Grill pineapple slices just until they start to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1898mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 35%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 538mg 11%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.