Saturday, April 7, 2012

Last Minute Easter Ham Idea!

Every time I make a ham, this is what I do! It turns out tasty and makes some great juice to make ham gravy. My mom makes ham gravy and the holiday wouldn't be complete without it!

No matter what size ham, the method is still the same.

You will need:

  • Fully cooked Ham - It can be Boneless, Semi-Boneless, etc.
  • 1 Fresh Pineapple
  • Thick Cut Bacon - I prefer peppered bacon.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Toothpicks
  1. Preheat your oven according to Ham's  package directions.
  2. Peel and Chunk your Pineapple. Set aside.
  3. Place ham in your pan. If it has a flatter side, try and keep it to the top.
  4. Score the top of ham with a knife 1/8" to 1/4" deep in a diamond pattern.
  5. Place Brown Sugar on top and as far down the sides that the sugar will stay on. I put on a nice thick layer.
  6. Take your bacon and drape over brown sugar all over the ham.
  7. Take your cubes of Pineapple and stab them with toothpicks and stick into ham. This will secure the bacon down and hold the layer of brown sugar onto the ham. 
  8. Pour Pineapple Juice into bottom of pan. You want enough Pineapple Juice in the bottom of your pan so it doesn't go dry.
  9. Cover your ham and cook according to package directions.
Note: If you want to add a little more brown sugar on top of the bacon, you can. I sometimes do. 

Most of the time, the bacon gets picked off before the ham is even eaten! It is almost like candied bacon!

This is right before ham goes in the oven!

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