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Honey Glazed Ham

Best ham ever hands down. This will be your holiday signature ham

Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 25 people
Calories 25 kcal
Author Deborah Chapman


  • 1 12-14 pound Ham Shank low sodium by Cooks
  • 1 can sliced Pineapples In its natural juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup organic raw honey
  • 6-8 cherries (maraschino) without the stems
  • 22 toothpicks, soak them in water for about 5-10 minutes
  • 10-14 cloves with the stem attached
  • 2-3 tsp maraschino juice optional
  • 1 can of the juice from the pineapples
  • 2-3 sheets aluminum foil


  1. This is how the ham should look once you place the pineapples, cherries, and the toothpicks are inserted to hold the fruits in place using three toothpicks to hold the pineapples and one for the cherry in the center.

Recipe Notes

  1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2.  Remove the plastic seal that covers the shank bone on the front of   the ham and discard.  Rinse the ham and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  3.  Place five or six pineapples and place them on top of the ham it should  be three on the top and three or two on the back-end of the ham.  Be sure to place the toothpicks as far as it can go but enough to be able to remove once the ham is done and cooled.  Place the cloves around the ham and under the ham, place a few on the front, back and sides of  ham, spreading them around the ham (see the above illustration).         
  4.  Sprinkle about 3 tbsp of the sugar on the ham, drizzle about 3 tbsp of the honey.  Place the rest of the pineapples in the pan with the ham if  you don"t eat them,  I unusually eat one or two.
  5. Cover the ham with foil and roast for about 45 minutes then drizzle about 3 tbsp of the honey and  sprinkle about 3 tbsp of brown sugar over the ham and baste the ham with the juices at this time add the rest of the pineapple juice from the pineapples cover and place the ham back into the oven. 
  6. After about 1 hour and 30 minutes of cook time uncover the ham  drizzle the rest of the honey and sprinkle the rest of the sugar over the ham  and baste again with the juices,  place the ham back into the oven uncovered basting every 10 minutes for 30 minutes.  Your  ham should be nice and golden brown.

*Once the ham have cooked cover the ham until the ham is cooled and the juices have distributed throughout the ham,  cutting the ham before the cooling process will cause your juices to escape and causing you to have a dry ham and we do not what that to happen so wait about 30 to 40 minutes.