Night Ten…Baked Ham

This is a super, super easy meal!  Here’s what I did.

Ingredients:

5 lb Ham (I swear by Kretschmar! That’s all I ever buy.)

1 can sliced pineapple in pineapple juice

1 cup of pineapple juice

1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar (Depends on how sweet you like your glaze)

3-4 Tbsp of Yellow Mustard (Depends on how much of a tang you want to your glaze :))

Place ham in a baking dish.  Poke holes in it with a knife, pour pineapple juice from can of sliced pineapple over it.  Place pineapple on top of ham; if necessary, use toothpicks to hold in place.  Cover with aluminum foil.  Place in oven.  Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Pull ham out of oven; remove foil. Slice to desired thickness.

For glaze, pour one cup of pineapple juice into a small saucepan.  Add brown sugar and mustard.  Cook over low heat, and stir until mustard and brown sugar are dissolved.

As you can see, I served it with boxed shells-n-cheese (which is normally a no-no in this house! I’ll post my homemade macaroni and cheese recipe one day soon 🙂 ) and green beans.

As a serving note:  Jake likes his glaze poured directly on the slices of ham, I like to dip individual bites into it, so I put mine in a little dish (that’s the shadow you can see to the side).  It’s your personal preference.  I’ve never tasted a Kretschmar that truly needed it, so really, the glaze is optional. 🙂

Like I said, this was a crazily easy meal, and we love it!  We only get to eat a baked ham around a holiday, so this was a great change up.  The only downside is that ham can be a little bit on the expensive side. 😦  The upside is, though, you can slice the leftovers and use them for cold-cuts, or breakfast ham, or even ham and beans for the rest of the week! 🙂

Happy Eating!

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