This smoked chipotle pineapple ham is an update on the classic honey glazed ham. It’s sweet and smokey with just a hint of tang from the pineapple.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the spring desserts, bright side dishes and especially the main courses. My family has stuck to the same Easter traditions forever and it is something that I am happy to pass down to my little family.
This year is Stella’s first Easter and I am already planning out her basket. I know my husband secretly wishes that she was walking already but at 8 months she has yet to even take interest in crawling. So it doesn’t look as though she will be hunting down any Easter eggs this year. Of course there is always next year. I am kinda glad she is growing up so slowly. She still loves to cuddle with me and prefers that I hold her bottle for her even though I know she is perfectly capable of holding it herself. Baby Stella has us wrapped around her finger…can you tell?
Okay I am getting off track.
Let’s get to what you are really here for: THE HAM! But it is not just any ham…its a smoked chipotle pineapple ham. We have been over my love of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce right? Maybe from this killer meatball soup or if not than surely you noticed in these fall off the bone ribs. New around here? Well just stick around for a little while and you will see just how addicted we are around here to all things chipotle. So naturally when I started thinking about how I wanted to prepare this years ham, chipotle was the first thing that came to my mind.
This glaze is really easy. I whipped mine up in 10 minutes. If you don’t like any kind of heat, you could always omit the chipotle peppers….which would leave you with a honey glazed pineapple ham and that still sounds like a winner to me. You most likely already have the ingredients for this chipotle pineapple ham in your pantry. It is just apple cinder vinegar, brown sugar, honey, bbq sauce, dijon mustard, and chipotle peppers. The ham size is up to you depending on how big of a crowd you are serving. The general rule is that a precooked ham needs about 20 minutes of cooking time per pound.
Check back Friday for my favorite Easter side dish to serve with this ham!
- 1 5lb. Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Smoked Ham
- 2 Tablespoons Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Honey
- ⅓ Cup Your Favorite BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
- 1 Heaping Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 Can (20 oz) Pineapple Slices in their own juice
- Preheat the oven to 325° and place the ham in a shallow roasting pan. Bake for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in saucepan combine chipotle peppers, brown sugar, honey, bbq sauce, dijon mustard, and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until well combined and the sugar is dissolved. Whisk occasionally. Remove the ham from the oven and brush generously with the prepared glaze, reserving ½ cup of the glaze. Place several pineapple slices into the ham, securing with toothpicks. Bake for 1 more hour. 20 minutes before the ham has completed baking, brush with remaining ½ cup of glaze then allow ham to finish baking. Serve immediately.
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