• Holiday Ham with Pineapples (Easter or Christmas)

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    Holiday Ham with Pineapples (Easter or Christmas)
    Prep: 5 min Cook: 2 hours Servings: 15
    by Denise Sherin
    115 recipes
    This is the way my Nanny and Mom made our holiday ham. We had it for Easter, Christmas and side by side with turkey on Thanksgiving. This ham is always good, I use oven cooking bags but Mom and Nanny always used foil. It uses brown sugar and ginger ale and pineapple which makes for an excellent gravy! Just thicken the juices with a cornstarch and water slurry, It's a sweet gravy that everyone loves!


    • 1 Ham shank or butt portion (what ever size you like)
    • 2 20 oz cans of pineapple chunks
    • 1 20 oz can of pineapple slices
    • 1 sm jar marachino cherries
    • approx half a 2 liter bottle of ginger ale soda
    • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
    • cooking bag if you are using or just wrap with foil


    1. Preheat oven 350
    2. Set ham in cooking bag with bag open or cradle in tin foil.
    3. Score ham skin, and place the sliced pineapple and a cherry all over the ham using toothpicks.
    4. Mix the brown sugar with a good amount of ginger ale and pour over the ham. Pour some extra soda in the bag. And dump both cans of pineapple chunks with juice around the bottom of the ham.
    5. Seal cooking bag or foil tightly and bake for 2 to 3 hours.
    6. Let rest, serve pineapple chunks as a side dish. Make a ham gravy out of pan juices.

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    • judee
      It's great that you have a recipe that is tried and true and loved. I love using the oven bags too and the way you make it sounds great.

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