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Earlier this year we participated in our very first Friendsgiving. I took the always popular cream cheese pickle dip and a crockpot of herbed mushrooms. Both a hit! Also on the menu was turkey. To my surprise, when the buffet line started we had a choice of ham too! I love ham!
Yesterday we attended my husband’s military unit’s holiday party. They always cater in, and I was pleased, again, to see both turkey and ham on the table. I know everyone always goes wild for the turkey during the holiday season, but my preference is ham. I always loved it when my mom made it as a kid, but I see no reason why ham shouldn’t be the star of the show during the holidays. Really, it is perfect for any gathering, it’s easy to carve, easy to transport, and most importantly, it’s absolutely delicious!
Recently I picked up a Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham at Walmart. Pre-cooked and pre-sliced meant it was easy to prepare and serve. This is one of the reasons why it’s perfect for any gathering. It means less time on the food prep and plating, and more time spent with friends and family celebrating.
It came with a glaze packet, but I wanted to dress up this ham with something a little more fancy. Pineapple and ginger, with brown sugar to sweeten it up for the glaze too. This is an easy to make recipe, but it will really wow your guests. The glaze packet I saved for another recipe. I might use it on pork chops or some other meal at a later date. I haven’t decided yet. But, hang on to it for now because it gives you some good direction on cooking your Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham.
Open up the ham. I love how easy it is to open the package to the Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham. Just find the corner and pull to open.
You’ll need a 20oz can of crushed pineapple, separate the juice (approximately 1/2 cup) and the pineapple. Also grab one cup of brown sugar and one teaspoon of ground ginger. Use less ginger if you don’t want as strong of ginger flavor in your glaze.
Now add the crushed pineapple to the rest of the glaze, mix it well, then place in the refrigerator for the flavors to blend until you pull the ham out at the hour mark.
Put the ham back in the oven for about another 30 minutes. Check the glaze packet that came with the Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham. They come in different sizes so this will give you a good idea about how long you need to put it in the oven total to heat through completely.
It’s that simple to have an amazing ham main course at your holiday gatherings. You can serve it up at home, or place it in a crockpot to keep warm while you take it to an office party or holiday potluck.
Not that you’ll have much for leftovers, but if you do, I’m partial to using ham in my leftovers instead of turkey anyway. There’s just something about ham that makes it versatile and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Pineapple, Brown Sugar, Ginger Glazed Ham
- 1 Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham
- 20 oz can crushed pineapple juice and fruit separated
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Place ham in a baking dish with 2 to 3 inch sides (roasting pan works as well).
- Create glaze by mixing approximately 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice with the brown sugar and ginger. Don't add the crushed pineapple yet.
- Brush ham with 1/4 cup of the glaze mix and place in the oven for 1 hour.
- Add the crushed pineapple to the glaze mix and place in the refrigerator until the ham comes out of the oven.
- Brush 1/2 cup of the crushed pineapple glaze on the ham and return it to the oven for approximately 30 minutes. Reserve the rest of the glaze mix for serving.
- When the ham comes out of the oven, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with remaining glaze. Enjoy!
What is your favorite dish to serve at a holiday gathering? I shared one of my favorites so I’d love to hear yours! Tell me in the comments below.