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Rum, Pineapple, and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

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In this phenomenal recipe, tropical pineapple and rum team up with salty sweet ham, tangy lemon juice, and caramel-rich brown sugar, with allspice for depth. The cayenne, a sneaky addition, lends a tiny bit of heat that brings the flavors of the glaze together. The recipe starts with a bone-in, unsliced ham, which keeps the meat more moist than if you used a pre-sliced ham. It was designed especially for the Yummly Smart Thermometer, but if you don’t have one, you can check the temperature with an instant-read thermometer. You’ll need a large roasting pan that will allow the glaze to thicken as the ham roasts. Note that the recipe yields about ¾ cup extra glaze for serving. (If you’d like more than that, you can cook a second batch of glaze on the stovetop. Boil it gently over medium heat until reduced to ¾ cup, about 20 minutes. Then mix it with the pan glaze so you get the salty-sweet flavor of the ham.) With a bone-in ham, plan for about ½ pound meat per person, more if you want leftovers. The recipe is a Yummly original created by David Bonom.


  • cooking oil spray (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (half ham from the butt or shank, 7-8 pounds, not pre-sliced)
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/3 cup dark rum (such as Myers's)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • lemon slices (optional, for serving)
  • watercress (optional, for serving)
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    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a large roasting pan about 12x17 or 13x16 inches with cooking spray. (If needed, you can use a roasting pan a bit smaller than this, but the glaze may require a little longer to thicken. Don’t use a sheet pan, which is too shallow.)
    2. With a sharp knife, remove any tough brown skin from the ham but leave ¼ to ½ inch of fat. Lightly score the top (fat side) of the ham (both fat and meat) in a cross-hatch pattern, making sure not to go in more than ⅛ to ¼ inch. Set the ham, fat side up, in the prepared roasting pan. Following the insertion guide on the Yummly App, insert the Yummly Thermometer into the thickest part of the ham, pushing it all the way in without hitting the bone, so that none of the metal shows. Tent the ham loosely with aluminum foil. Cut a small hole in the foil for the Yummly thermometer's black cap to go through to ensure the bluetooth signal isn't blocked.
    3. Select the Cooked Ham setting on the Yummly app. (This will track the internal temp to 140°F.)
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    Calories70Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate14g5%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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