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Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham

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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.

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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.

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Ingredients Rundown

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.

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Recipe FAQs

Cooking Time

How Long To Bake The Ham?

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. 

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Got Leftovers?

Make sure the leftovers have cooled down to room temperature before storing.

How To Store Leftover ham In The Fridge?

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.

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How To Store Leftover Ham In The Freezer?

Store your leftover ham covered in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

How Long Does Leftover Ham Last In The Freezer?

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

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Need To Reheat?

How To Reheat Leftover ham On The Stove Top

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.
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How To Reheat Leftover ham In The Microwave?

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.guava-pineapple glazed ham_5185

How To Reheat Leftover Ham In The Oven?

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.

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Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham

Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham

Studded with cloves & glazed with a delicious homemade 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐯𝐚-𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐳𝐞. This gorgeous Guava-Pineapple Glazed Ham will make an incredibly delicious addition to your holiday spread or Sunday dinner table.

Recipe by Kerri-Ann
5 from 2 votes
Course: MainCuisine: American SouthernDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Baking time

1

hour 

45

minutes
Calories

617.49

kcal
Glaze reduction

30

minutes
Total time

2

hours 

35

minutes

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 6-8 pounds ham, precooked, bone-in spiral-sliced, hickory-smoked

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice (drained from the slices)

  • 1 cup Goya guava nectar

  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated (or ground ginger)

  • 6 whole cloves + 1/4 cup to garnish the ham

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 12 oz Grace guava jelly (one jar)

  • 1 can pineapple slices

Instructions

  • How To Make The Pineapple-Guava Glaze
  • Combine the pineapple juice, guava juice, liquid from the pineapple slices, sugar, ginger, and cloves in a small saucepan and mix to dissolve the sugar granules.
  • Boil for about 30 minutes or until the mixture has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  • Place the pineapple slices in the syrup and heat for about one minute before removing the pot from the flame and set aside.
  • Now, Let’s Prep The Ham
  • Preheat oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line roasting rack and large roasting pan with foil and set aside.
  • Unwrap the ham and discard the packaging (including the glaze that came with it.
  • Rinse the ham under cool running water and pat it dry.
  • Wrap ham in foil and place in the oven for 1.5 hours or until ham has been heated throughout and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Once done remove and allow the ham to cool.
  • Score ham if you’re not using a spiral cut ham.
  • Arrange the glazed pineapple slices on the ham and fasten each with toothpicks or cloves.
  • Spoon or generously brush on the pineapple glaze all over the ham.
  • Melt the Grace guava jam in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted generously brush melted jam over the surface of the ham.
  • Return to ham to the oven (uncovered) for 15 minutes or until the ham has achieved the desired color.

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Kerri’s Recipe Tips

  • 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. 
  • Look for a ham that is pre-sliced. If not, you will need to slice it up yourself before glazing it.
  • 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. Make sure the leftovers have cooled down to room temperature before storing.
  • Calibrate your oven. This will ensure you’re getting an accurate reading on the temperature. Every oven is different so grab the manual for the most accurate way on how to calibrate your specific oven.
  • I ALWAYS recommend reading through the recipe in full a couple of times before starting. That way you know exactly what to expect and you can prep accordingly.
  • Gather all your ingredients before cooking. This way you don’t forget to add an ingredient or two. Believe me, It has happened so many times so I use “mise en place” to save my sanity and the recipe.
  • For your convenience, you can automatically generate a grocery list using the whisk plugin located the the “Ingredient Rundown” section (scroll ↑).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container


Calories617.49

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15.28g 24%
    • Sodium 36.34mg 2%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 976.24mg 28%
    • Total Carbohydrate 48.11g 17%
      • Sugars 42.5g
    • Protein 68.56g 138%
    • Vitamin A 13.72%
    • Vitamin C 11.02%
    • Iron 3.11%
    • Phosphorus 624.6%
    • Zinc 7.11%

    * 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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