pineapple glazed ham on plate with side dishes

Classic Glazed Pineapple Ham

Not just for the holidays! This great tasting glazed pineapple ham steak recipe is full of flavor and perfect for any time of year.

While I definitely make this delicious ham dinner recipe for holiday parties, it’s a great dinner option for the family any time of the year.

The flavors come together just right, with the sweet and tang of the pineapple glaze and the smoky, savory flavor of the ham steak. This is seriously one of my favorite ham recipes to make for the family.

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While there are some ham recipes with a shorter ingredients list or a slightly shorter prep time, the flavor you get from this one is well worth that extra effort.

How to Make Homemade Ham Steak and Pineapple with a Glaze

overhead look at plate of glazed ham with pineapple slices on top

Prep time for this recipe is right around ten minutes and cook time is just about a half an hour. The only equipment you need is a small saucepan and a large skillet.

And that’s all you need to make this great tasting recipe!

Glazed Ham Steak and Pineapple Ingredients

drained pineapple slices on platter

This glaze hits all the right notes. It’s a real classic take on the glazed ham recipes of years gone by. And that’s exactly why it’s been a regular dinner in my home for years.

Ham and Pineapple with Glaze Ingredients

  • Smoked Ham Steak
  • Canned Pineapple Slices in Juice
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Dried Mustard
  • Onion Salt
  • Soy Sauce
  • Lemon Juice

Smoked Ham Steak: I usually go with the biggest available at my local grocery store. If you plan to serve this to a large group, just double the recipe and go with two ham steaks

Pineapple: Make sure to go with pineapple slices in juice. The syrup just doesn’t cut it for our glaze.

Dark Brown Sugar: This is a key ingredient to getting that classic glaze flavor. Dark brown sugar has a more pronounced molasses flavor than light. If you only have light brown sugar on hand, it will work, but the flavor will be a bit less deep.

Lemon Juice: This provides acidity to our dish, which brings out all those wonderful flavors. If you do not have lemon juice, make sure to use another acid instead of just leaving it out all together.

Pineapple Ham with Glaze Instructions

uncooked ham steak and cooking fork

Make sure to use a large skillet so you have enough room to cook your ham steak and your pineapple. At the very end of our cooking time, we need to add our pineapple slices with our ham.

As you can guess, a small skillet won’t have enough room for both at the same time.

Step 1: Rinse your ham steak and pat it dry

Step 2: Cut several slits along the edge of your ham and set it aside

Step 3: Drain your pineapple and reserve the juice. Set pineapple aside

Step 4: In your saucepan, add pineapple juice, mustard, brown sugar, soy sauce, onion salt, and lemon juice

Step 5: Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally

Step 6: Reduce heat to low for 5 minutes

Step 7: Cook your ham steak in your large skillet at medium heat for 25 minutes, flipping half way through

Note: Brush your marinade over your ham every 3-5 minutes

Step 8: Brush your pineapple slices with your glaze and cook in your skillet with your ham for 5 minutes

Note: Your pineapple will begin to brown, then you are done cooking

Step 9: Serve ham topped with pineapple slices and enjoy

pineapple glazed ham on plate with side dishes

Classic Glazed Pineapple Ham

Great flavor ham dinner perfect for serving at the holidays or as a special family dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glazed, Ham, Pineapple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 425kcal
Cost: $13

Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet
  • 1 Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Smoked Ham Steak
  • 1 20 oz Can Pineapple Slices in Juice reserve juice
  • 5 Tbs Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Dried Mustard
  • 1 tsp Onion Salt
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Rinse your ham steak and pat it dry
  • Cut several slits along the edge of your ham and set it aside
  • Drain your pineapple and reserve the juice. Set pineapple aside
  • In your saucepan, add pineapple juice, mustard, brown sugar, soy sauce, onion salt, and lemon juice
  • Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally
  • Reduce heat to low for 5 minutes
  • Cook your ham steak in your large skillet at medium heat for 25 minutes, flipping half way through
  • Note: Brush your marinade over your ham every 3-5 minutes
  • Brush your pineapple slices with your glaze and cook in your skillet with your ham for 5 minutes
  • Note: Your pineapple will begin to brown, then you are done cooking
  • Serve ham topped with pineapple slices and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal

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