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Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

A fully cooked baked ham is perhaps one of the easiest entrées you can prepare for a crowd and this recipe is no exception. Served with a fresh pineapple chutney, it's a great choice for a casual Sunday supper or holiday dinner.

Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

  • Ingredients:
  • 8 to 10 lb fully cooked ham (see notes)
  • Water
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:
Make the chutney by combining the pineapple, honey, vinegar, scallions and mint in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

Remove the ham from the refrigerator 1 hour before placing it in the oven to allow it to come to room temperature. How you heat the ham will depend on the cut you've purchased.

For a bone-in butt, shank, or whole ham:
Place it on a rack in a roasting pan with 3/4-inch of water in the bottom. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and cook at 350°F until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 145°F. This would be about 15 minutes per pound for half hams and about 18 to 20 minutes per pound for whole hams.

For a bone-in spiral sliced ham:
Remove all packaging (rinse off glaze if desired) and place the ham, cut side down on a sheet (or 2) of heavy duty foil. Draw the foil up around the sides of the ham, add 1/2 cup water, seal tightly and place in a roasting pan. Cook in a 325°F oven for 10 minutes per pound.

Let the ham stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Makes 10 servings with leftovers

Recipe Variation - Adding A Glaze:
Although we chose not to glaze our ham, you can easily add a glaze. To complement the pineapple chutney, just stir 1/3 cup honey together with 2 tablespoons of warm pineapple or orange juice in a small bowl.

About 15 minutes before the ham is done heating, remove it from the oven and unwrap it. Increase the oven temperature to 400°F and brush the ham liberally with your glaze. Return it to the oven just long enough for the glaze to caramelize on the surface - 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes:
For more information on choosing the right ham for your purposes, check out our
Guide To Shopping For and Preparing Ham.

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