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.Print
Baked Ham with Pineapple-Mint Chutney
An easy recipe for moist and juicy baked ham served with a tangy chutney made with pineapple, honey and fresh mint.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10-20 minutes per pound, See instructions for more details
- Total Time: 10 minutes plus cook time
- Yield: 10 servings with leftovers
- 8 to 10 lb fully cooked ham (see notes)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
For more information on choosing the right ham for your purposes, check out our
Guide To Shopping For and Preparing Ham.