Glazed Pineapple and Manuka Honey Ham

A baked ham with slices of pineapple and green leaves on top
A classic combo of pineapple and ham with a contemporary twist for your festive table.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 6 people


For the Glaze

  • ¾ cup Reserved pineapple juice made up to 3/4 cup with orange juice
  • 2 oranges zest
  • ½ cup bourbon or rum
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 ½ cm piece of ginger sliced
  • A few whole cloves
  • Pomegranate arils and fresh herbs to garnish (optional)


  • Pineapple bourbon and honey glaze: Place all glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes to reduce until the glaze is thickened - it should coat the back of a spoon. Set aside to cool.
  • Score the surface of the ham lightly.
  • Spread two cups of the chopped pineapple in the bottom of a small roasting pan. Drizzle a little glaze over the pineapple pieces, then nestle the ham on the pineapple. Place some thinly sliced pineapple on the ham, securing each piece with a clove. Brush generously with glaze and bake according to ham instructions. Brush again with glaze 5 minutes before the end of cooking.
  • Serve the ham warm on a bed of roasted pineapple with extra glaze for drizzling.
Keyword christmas-ham, dairy free, gluten free, keto
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