Easy Christmas Ham with Glaze Recipe

Christmas Ham GlazeHam is always a favorite in this household and I love to make it at Christmas because it’s super easy and always impressive. Leftover ham is also great for sandwiches and cut up for other dishes. Stock up on ham when it’s on sale to make plenty of meals. For now, let’s talk about making a Christmas ham with glaze. Yum!

This recipe takes just three simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep work. We usually have this as our Christmas Eve meal as finish our final preparations for the holiday.


Ingredients for ham with glaze

3 Simple Ingredients you need for Christmas ham with glaze

1 pre-cooked ham
1 can slice pineapple, reserve juice
¼ – ½ cup brown sugar


Place the ham in an appropriate size baking dish. You don’t need to use a fancy roasting dish for pre-cooked hams. Make several slices to the top of the ham if it doesn’t come pre-sliced.

Add several pineapple slices to the top of the ham.

Add pineapple slices to the top of the ham

Add pineapple slices to the top of the ham

In a small bowl, mix the reserved pineapple juice & brown sugar to make a glaze. If there isn’t enough juice, you can add a little water or blend up the remaining pineapples. Pour this over the ham and pineapples.

Bake according to ham package directions and then enjoy. Served with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables. The glaze tastes yummy on the potatoes too.

Cooked ham with glaze and pineapple

Your finished ham

If you have leftovers:

  • Make thin slices for sandwiches
  • Dice it and put it in a pasta or salad
  • Serve it with eggs and fried potatoes for breakfast
  • Make a quiche or omelet
  • Make a pizza – try ham and pineapple if you also have leftover pineapple
  • Make soup – split pea with ham is delicious
  • Make some bread or muffins – instead of just cheese bread, add some ham too

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