It’s always fun to ring in the New Year with friends and family, but it gets much better if we add great food. Christy Zylstra shared this Pineapple Glazed Ham recipe with us; now we want to share it with you. It is one of her family’s favorite New Year’s Eve dishes. Christy’s little helper, RenaBella, assisted in preparing the simple rub of Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and other spices.
This succulent dish will be the centerpiece of your Holiday table. You can serve it cold or at room temperature if it’s easier, but there’s something really indulgent about slices of warm ham that melt in your mouth. Regardless, this ham will be a big hit with your guests!
1 cup Dijon mustard
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cut up thyme
1 (10-15 pound) ham
1 can pineapple rings, or 2 cups sliced fresh pineapple
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can dark beer
1 can cherries
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Put the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and thyme.
Put the ham in the Contessa, fat side up. Pour the beer over the ham, and then brush the mustard rub over the top and sides. Pour the pineapple juice into the bottom of the pan. Place the ham in the oven and bake for 2 hours, brushing every 20 minutes with the pineapple juice. Remove the ham from the oven. Turn the oven to 400°F (200°C).
Using toothpicks, decoratively adhere the pineapple rings around the ham and put a cherry in the center of each ring. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Return the ham to the oven, uncovered, and bake until the pineapple rings turn a light golden brown. Remove your ham the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
The Rena Ware family wishes you and your family Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with prosperity and success! ❤️