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Brown Sugar Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Ham

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword brown-sugar-bourbon-pineapple-glazed-ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
RestingTime 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16 people
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 10-12 lb fully cooked Hickory smoked bone-in ham
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 cup pineapple or apple juice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • cup pineapple preserves
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ tsp allspice


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Move the rack to the lower third of the oven.
  • Remove any skin and trim the fat to ¼-inch thickness.
  • Score the ham in a diamond pattern using a sharp knife making ¼-inch deep cuts ¾-inch apart.
  • Press a whole clove in the center of each diamond.
  • Place cut side down (fat side up) into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan or similar. Pour the pineapple juice around the ham. (You may use a baking rack fitted into the pan, if desired.)
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, bourbon, preserves, butter, mustard and all-spice. Mix until fully combined.
  • Carefully spoon or brush the glaze over the ham using ⅓ of the glaze. Cover loosely with foil and place into the oven.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes per pound. Stop midway through baking, lift the foil and spoon ⅓ of the glaze over the ham then recover with foil.
  • Thirty (30) minutes before the end of baking remove the foil and brush with the remaining glaze and return to the oven uncovered to finish baking and brown.
  • If needed, broil at the very end of baking to char further. Do NOT walk away.
  • Rest uncovered for 20 minutes then carve or cool completely and chill.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered and chilled.


Follow the ham package instructions for recommended baking time, if different