Cooked Hams are the perfect center piece to any celebration, but especially your favorite spring holidays, including Easter and Mother's Day!

On our previous posts, we talked a lot about cooking hams and our favorite ham glazes, including our Brown Sugar Honey Glaze + Pineapple Juice - for a pineapple ham inspiration! Below is a reminder for how to cook a ham with pineapple and brown sugar.

Brown Sugar Ham Glaze + Pineapple Juice:

Step 1: Mix together 1 c. Brown Sugar, 1/2 c. Honey, 1/2 c. Pineapple Juice & 1/3 c. Corn Starch in a small pot over medium heat on the stove.

Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat for a low boil and cook for 15 minutes. Be sure to stir it constantly.

Step 3: Remove the glaze from the stove.

Step 4: Once glaze is complete, brush entire ham with glaze prior to re-heating, reserving glaze to brush on the ham two times during the heating process and upon removal from the oven. Serve & enjoy your pineapple ham or a pineapple honey glazed ham to be more precise! *Note can garnish with maraschino cherries if desired.

Pineapple Ham

Beyond the glaze, we suggest these tips to create a cooked ham you are proud to serve for any occasion.

Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham presentation - the ham glaze will have pineapple juice included, but you can also use pineapple to beautifully display your ham and add great flavor.

Step 1: Take a fully cooked ham - when you have 30 minutes of heating time left- and remove it from the oven. Use a knife to score the ham into a 1" pattern - creating a diamond pattern.

Step 2: Press a clove into the center of each diamond - depending on the size of the ham, you'll need about 24 total cloves.

Step 3: Using toothpicks secure 3-4 Pineapple rings on top of the ham.

Step 4: After remaining 30 minutes of heating time, remove the ham from the oven - remove the pineapple slices and arrange around the base of the ham and finish any cooking instructions for your almost- pineapple ham!

Serve & enjoy your very own Pineapple Ham!

Ham Slices on a Platter - is an easy way to serve & pass around the table at a large gathering!

This may sound simple, but sometimes "carving" your ham can be intimidating!  We offer these easy tips for removing the bone from your smoked ham.

For an un-sliced ham:

Step 1: Place the ham on the cutting board, glaze (or fat) side up.

Step 2: Start by sliding the knife down the side of the bone to remove a large section of meat.

Step 3: Slice ham into the desired slice thickness and arrange on your platter for serving.

Pineapple Ham - Spiral Sliced City Ham

For a spiral sliced ham:

Step 1: Place the ham on the cutting board, glaze (or fat) side up.

Step 2: Take a thin bladed knife and move it all around the bone - to release the ham onto the cutting board - large portions will fall easily.

Step 3: Arrange on a serving platter & enjoy!

For both platters of slices, you can still add pineapple slices and drizzle any remaining glaze for an excellent presentation of sliced pineapple ham!