Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham #NationalGarlicDay

This ham is crusted with crushed pineapple, garlic and honey before being baked for a unique and different Island Style dinner.

Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham

I served this up last November for an Island Style Friendsgiving Dinner with our Dive Family. I got so caught up in the festivities that I forgot to take photos until after dinner.  You can see, by the large dent in the ham, that it was a big hit......
I entertain a lot during the months of November and December and don't always have time to share all the recipes that I create and serve during the holiday season.  So they go into an archive until I can get to them.


When my friend Jolene, of Jolene's Recipe Journal, invited the Festive Foodies to celebrate National Garlic Day with her, I knew that this ham was perfect for the event.

Let's take a look at what the others are sharing for this National Food Holiday........

  • Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Garlic Shrimp Burgers by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  • Parmesan Garlic Roasted Chicken Legs by Palatable Pastime
  • Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Skillet Potatoes with Bell Peppers and Garlic by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Spicy Garlic Pickle by Magical Ingredients

  • We are garlic lovers in this house.  My motto is there is no such thing as too much garlic so National Garlic Day is recognized each year.  You may enjoy some of these recipes I have shared.  Lebanese Garlic Sauce, Garlic Pull Apart Rolls, 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken, or Homemade Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing.

    Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham pin

    This ham could be glazed and cooked on a gas grill outdoors for a Summertime Island Style gathering as well.  I, for one, am very anxious for summer to arrive.

    Entrees, Pork, Ham, Garlic, Pineapple, Glaze
    Entrees, Pork
    Yield: 20 servings
    Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
    Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham

    Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham

    This ham is crusted with crushed pineapple, garlic and honey before being baked for a unique and different Island Style dinner.
    Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 2 H & 30 MTotal time: 2 H & 40 M


    • 1 (6-8 lb) spiral sliced ham
    • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
    • 1/4 c. honey
    • 10 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes


    1. Discard any seasoning packet that may have been included with your spiral ham. Line a large roaster with aluminum foil and place ham onto a rack placed inside the roaster. Bake in a preheated 325* oven for about an hour and a half
    2. Meanwhile, place the pineapple, peeled garlic cloves, honey and red pepper flakes into the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times until pureed.
    3. Remove the roaster from the oven and slather the ham, on top and in-between the slices with the garlic pineapple puree. Return the ham to the oven for another hour to set the glaze.


    Recipe adapted from one found in BHG.

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    1. I bet you can't wait for summer what with all of the new snow! Love this ham. Smart to save the photos and recipes for events like this.

      1. I have a ton of recipes archived Karen. I can't write all the food that I make, it's crazy. There are so many events that I rarely have time to just blog what I made for dinner.

    2. This would make a perfect Sunday meal!

    3. Ooh, love the idea of making it out on the grill now that the weather is finally turning around here!

      1. Yes, this crazy weather in Michigan, snow a few days ago and 70 today.

    4. Love garlicky food and this sounds delicious! Great meal!


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