Everyone know those pre-sliced spiral hams are amazing. Well amazing comes at a high price. I was unable to find a decent sized one this year for under $21.00. Of course those other hams that are not all pre-sliced and sweetened are not quite as tempting, but at a little over half the price of the fancier hams they start to look a lot more attractive. Just because you didn’t buy a fancy ham does not mean you can’t have a fancy ham. Go ahead and buy that cheap ham. I will teach you how to make it as good if not better than those expensive pre-sliced hams. Of course you will have to slice it yourself, but that I cannot help you with.
You will be surprised how tasty and sweet this ham comes out.
Spicing Up a Cheap Ham
Place pineapple slices all over the ham using toothpicks.
Bake the ham at 350 for about 15 minutes per pound, but keep an eye on it if it is starting to burn or look dry remove it right away. Remove your ham from the oven and remove. Then pour the following glaze over top of the ham and place it back in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
¼ cup orange marmalade
1/8 cup brown sugar
Enough ginger ale to make the glaze pourable but still thick.
Pour the glaze over the ham all over the pineapples and on the ham itself as much as you can and bake as per the directions above.
Note: If your ham is a bit bigger you may need to double the glaze recipe. The glaze should seem very generous on the ham. The pineapples will also take on quite a bit of the glaze and will be very sweet. When carving the ham place the pineapples around the serving platter for people to eat with the ham.