Easter is just around the corner which means it’s time to find that perfect holiday ham recipe! I have tried a slew of specialty ham recipes over the years; everything from a Coca-Cola Glazed Holiday Ham to a Red Pepper Jelly and Coffee Crusted Ham. Each recipe is delicious and stunning, but this new recipe for Prosecco and Pineapple Glazed Ham takes the cake for ease of preparation and authentic flavor. You can have this special holiday centerpiece on your table in less than 2 hours!
How to Make a Prosecco Pineapple Glaze
The Prosecco pineapple glaze is super easy to make! All you need is good quality Prosecco and some pineapple jelly. I chose the pineapple jelly that had a hint of red pepper to give it just a bit of a kick. Regular pineapple jam works great too. You can even try it with orange marmalade or apricot jam! If you don’t like cooking with alcohol, try lemon-lime soda.
Simply whisk together 1/2 cup of Prosecco and 1 1/4 cup of pineapple preserves. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt. Use a whisk to combine everything or you can use a food processor to blend all the ingredients if you don’t want the glaze to be too chunky.
Set a 7 to 9 pound pre-cooked ham in a roasting pan and use a basting brush to smother about 1/2 cup of the pineapple glaze all over the ham. I chose one of the pre-cooked spiral hams and used the brush to push some of the glaze down into the cuts.
How to Cook a Glazed Ham
Cooking a glazed ham is really easy; just remember LOW and SLOW! Keep the temperature low at 325 degrees and heat slowly for about 90 minutes. A heavier ham will need to cook longer (my ham was about 9 pounds), so use a meat thermometer to make sure your glazed ham has reached an internal temperature of 140 degrees before removing it from the oven. Remember, this ham is already cooked so we are just trying to heat it evenly.
After 30 minutes in the oven, brush on another 1/2 cup of the glaze. Repeat this every 30 minutes until time is up. Use any leftover pineapple glaze to spread on at the end. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before carving the ham.
While this beauty is cooking, I usually work on the sides for my special dinner. Some of my favorites are my Grandma Ruth’s Potato Salad, a delicious and pretty Apple Blue Cheese Salad, and my Creamy Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes. This ham is really easy to garnish too! I simply spread out parsley or leafy lettuce on a tray and set the ham on top. It makes for a beautiful centerpiece, perfect for Christmas or Easter. If you need some more ideas for your Easter menu, check out my 20 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes or my 13 Foolproof Recipes for Easter Sunday. There is sure to be something for everyone!
Last minute, I usually assemble this Pistachio and Coconut Pudding Cake and leave it in the fridge to chill for dessert time. It is so light and refreshing after a heavy meal! Whatever you are cooking up, I hope it is lovely and delicious! Happy cooking y’all!
Prosecco and Pineapple Glazed Ham
- 7-9 pound pre-cooked spiral ham
- 1/2 cup Prosecco
- 1 1/4 cup pineapple preserves
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Set the ham on a roasting pan, preferably off the bottom.
- Mix the glaze ingredients with a whisk or in the food processor.
- Use a basting brush to spread 1/2 cup of glaze over the entire ham, pushing it into the cracks.
- Heat the ham for 90 minutes, spreading 1/2 cup of glaze over the ham every 30 minutes.
- Remove the ham when it has reached 140 degrees and spread on the remaining glaze.
- Let sit 10 minutes before carving.
- Garnish with parsley or leafy lettuce.