Studded with cloves & glazed with a delicious homemade 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐯𝐚-𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐳𝐞. This gorgeous Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham is truly a show stopper and will make an incredibly delicious addition to your holiday spread or Sunday dinner table.
It’s super easy to prepare and the glaze can be make up to two days in advance.
This is going to be the most succulent and flavorful baked ham you’ll ever have!
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What Kind Of Ham Should I Buy?
You’ll need spiral-sliced, bone-in, hickory-smoked, fully cooked ham to make this recipe.
Hams come in 3 styles – city, country, and fresh.
City Hams – are sold fully cooked. They are cured by brining and usually smoked after curing aka smoked ham.
Country Hams – are cured with a dry rub, hung to dry, and sold uncooked.
Fresh Hams – uncured and uncooked hams.
Bone-less vs Bone-In Hams
Bone-less hams – doesn’t contain any bones at all. The bone is removed before the ham is processed and sealed tightly in its packaging. It’s usually less expensive than the bone-in variety, however, since they are more processed, they are not as flavorful as bone-in hams and also have a tendency to be dry too.
Bone-In hams – are simply more flavorful and moist. The bone provides the meat with better flavor and texture. As a bonus, the leftover bone is great for making soups, Jamaican rice, and please and stew peas. So freeze it and use it later.
Ingredients To Make Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham
Ham – Fully cooked, bone-in, and spiral cut
Pineapple juice, guava nectar, fresh ginger, whole cloves, and packed brown sugar, are all key to making the glaze.
Grace guava jam – used to baste and flavor the ham.
Pineapple slices for garnish.*** The full recipe, including all ingredients, measurements, instructions, and recipe video 🎥 is located in the recipe card below.
A pre-cooked ham should be cooked in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes per pound, depending on the type of ham (whole vs. half, bone-in vs. no bone)or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure the leftovers have cooled down to room temperature before storing.
Leftover ham should be wrapped tightly and refrigerated as soon as possible. Do not leave the ham at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If it is not going to be used within 3-4 days of cooking, it should be frozen.
Leftovers can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.
Store your leftover ham covered in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
Properly stored, it will maintain the best quality for about 2 months but will remain safe beyond that time.
Cooked slices, half, or spiral cut ham: 1 to 2 months
Fully-cooked, unopened ham: 1 to 2 months
Cooked, whole ham: 1 to 2 months
Need To Reheat?
Preheat a frying pan greased with cooking oil over medium heat. Place the ham slices in the pan.
Heat the ham slices for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they reach your desired temperature.
Once the ham slices are warm, remove them from the frying pan. Serve immediately and enjoy! (see microwave instructions below)
Place a damp paper towel over the plate to add moisture and prevent the ham meat from drying out too much. Reheat for about 30-60 seconds on each side. Check that the ham has heated all the way through. Remove the paper towel and serve. The actual time varies depending on your microwave.
The goal is to reheat the ham without drying it out. The best way to do this is to place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Add water to the bottom of the pan and cover the whole thing tightly with foil. Bake at 325 º Fahrenheit for 16-20 minutes per pound, until the ham, heats all the way through. Remove ham from the oven and enjoy.
10 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 36.34mg 2%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 976.24mg 28%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Sugars 42.5g
- Protein 68.56g 138%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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