This Easter Ham is guaranteed to be the shining centrepiece at your Easter table this year. While this ham looks like it took a lot of time to make, only you and I will know that it only took 1 hour and…wait for it… there are only 5 ingredients! Say what?? I know. This Easter Ham is smoky, tangy, spicy, sweet, salty and savoury all in one bite. If you can’t imagine what that tastes like, it’s literally heaven. Serve this delicious ham with your favourite veggies and everyone will think you are a superstar!
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 1 2-pound fully cooked ham
- 25 whole cloves
- 1 can sliced pineapple (in rounds) + juice (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or any vinegar-based hot sauce)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Unwrap the ham and place it in a oven-proof baking dish. Using a sharp knife, score the ham about 1 centimetre deep making a diagonal pattern. I cut the ham on a diagonal in one direction, then rotate it and cut it in the other direction.
Insert the cloves stem-side first into the scores that you just made across the ham. Do not insert the clove the full way- make sure to leave the round end sticking out for decoration.
Remove the pineapple slices from the can and arrange them decoratively over the ham. If you have any slices left over, place them around the ham in the bottom of the baking dish. You don’t want to let any of this delicious pineapple go to waste!
Add the pineapple juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to a bowl and mix to combine. Pour this mixture over the entire ham.
Cover the ham tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and baste the ham by spooning the pineapple juice mixture over the entire ham. Place the ham back in the oven- this time uncovered- let it continue baking for another 20 minutes. Since the ham is fully cooked, you are just looking for it to get nice and toasty in the middle.
Remove the ham from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the pineapple slices and set aside. Remove and discard the cloves. Using a sharp knife, slice the ham into 1 centimetre-thick slices. Arrange the slices on a platter, decorate with the pineapple slices, spoon the thickened pineapple juice over top, and serve immediately.