Beautifully caramelized Baked Ham with Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze for the holidays or Sunday supper. Feeds a crowd and takes only minutes of hands on prep time.
1-2kg Spiral Ham
1 cup (240ml) pineapple juice
½ cup (90g) brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1. Take ham out of the refrigerator about 2 hours before baking to allow it to come to room temperature. Remove ham from packaging. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a deep baking dish with fat side up.
2. Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until pineapple juice is reduced by half. It should be thick and syrupy.
3. Brush half of the glaze onto the ham and into the folds of the cut slices. Reserve the other half of the glaze for later.
4. Place ham in a preheated 165°C oven and bake for 1¼ to 1½ hours.
5. Carefully remove the ham from the oven and brush the remaining glaze onto the ham. Return to the oven and continue to bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature of ham reaches 71°C.
6. Allow ham to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Selenium, helps to neutralize free radicals which can damage your eyes. The good news is that many of the foods you already eat contain selenium.
Selenium can be obtained by eating brazil nuts, yellowfin tuna, salmon, halibut, ham, sardines, shrimp, brown rice, eggs, and some beef.
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapple that digest protein ( proteolytic ) and is beneficial for overall health and wellness. Bromelain is known for helping aid in digestion, reducing inflammation, tumor growth, and much more. Including pineapple into your healthy diet will not only be beneficial for protecting your eyesight now and as you age, but for a multitude of other health-related issues.
Date Published: 07 December 2016