easy Jalapeno-Pineapple Ham Recipe

A crazy simple recipe for brown sugar glazed ham with sweet pineapple and spicy jalapeno. You’ll be finding every excuse to bake up this ham. Our family’s favorite ham recipe (we serve this up with Whiskey Glazed Brown Sugar Carrots)!

Jalapeno Pineapple ham in an aluminum roasting pan.

This is a ham recipe I love using and recently made up for my family. We have a nice ham dinner and then I save all of the leftovers for recipes in the future. And all of that lovely ham broth turns into a yummy soup!

The kind of ham I use depends largely on what might be on sale. In fact, it depends entirely on what ham is on sale. When a ham goes on sale, I buy it and make up this recipe.

This recipe works great on every single kind of ham. Spiral cut, glazed, bone-in, boneless, and all of the rest. All of them!

Jalapeno and Pineapple attached to a ham ready for baking

It’s just so simple! Use toothpicks to attach pineapple and jalapeno slices to the ham before you bake it. Cover it up and let it have a go in the oven. In fact, I don’t even use a pretty pan :). Sorry folks, I just use a simple disposable pan for all of my ham baking.

A bit before the ham is done baking, pull it out and brush a delicious and easy brown sugar glaze over the whole thing. So easy, so delicious, and crazy simple!

Pineapple and Jalapeno attached to a ham

How long to cook a ham?

Well, how long to cook a ham depends on if you are using a pre-cooked ham, or not? Your best bet is to follow the directions on the package but, for quick reference…

For an uncooked ham, about 20 minutes a pound is a good rule of thumb. You want to reach an internal temperature of  160 degrees.

For an uncooked ham, about 18 minutes per pound. You want an internal temperature of about 140 degrees.

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve cooked ham, I always check the packaging to see the recommendations. Each cut of ham is a bit different from the next. has a good resource for cooking ham… Ham Cooking Chart

Simple Brown Sugar Glaze for ham:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar

Mix this together and brush on the ham. So simple and delicious!

easy Jalapeno Pineapple Ham

Prep Time | 10 minutes
Cook Time | 1 hour
Resting time | 15 minutes
Total Time | 1 hour 10 minutes
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this is the perfect sweet and spicy baked ham recipe. Sweet pineapple and a brown sugar glaze pair perfectly with spicy jalapeno in this oh so easy recipe!


  • 5 lb boneless, pre-cooked ham
  • 1 10oz can pineapple slices
  • 1/2 cup sliced jalapeno's
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place the ham in a large roasting pan. Score the ham on all sides (use a knife to cut small diamond shapes on the ham)
  • Use toothpicks to affix pineapple slices and jalapeno slices to the ham. (note the picture in the post)
  • Bake the ham, covered, for 45 minutes. About halfway through, use a spoon to pour a bit of the juice in the pan back over the ham, return to cook.
  • Remove the cover and brush the ham, pineapple, and jalapeno with the glaze. 
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown and at an internal temp of 140degrees.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. 

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