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It's National Baked Ham Day❗

Typically we celebrate this day in conjunction with Easter since there is already a plethora of food that will be on the table.

Since March to July is the peak season for a juicy harvest of pineapples, let's make an excuse to celebrate.😁

According to, "there aren’t many people who don’t love the combination of the smoky, salty, and sweet tastes of ham. The same goes for the sweet, with a hint of sourness, and juicy pineapple taste. We believe the Chinese were the first to cure pork leg into ham in 4900 B.C. The popularity of ham rose around the world when Europeans started trading with China. Pineapples were already popular among the native tribes of the South and Central American forests. We believe it originated in the Brazilian forests. Pineapples became popular in Europe through colonization. It became a delicacy and soon spread throughout the world." 

In honor of today, here is a few ways you can pay homage:

📍Prepare a ham with pineapples




  • 1 8-lb (4 kg) fully cooked spiral ham

  • ½ cup (125 mL) water


  • 1 can (12 oz/350 g) frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed

  • ¾ cup (175 mL) brown sugar

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) plus 1-2 tbsp (15-30 mL) whiskey

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ tsp (2 mL) coarsely ground black pepper

  • If you are in a hurry, you can simply swap this for the Pineapple Rum Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 275ºF (135ºC). Place the ham cut-side down in the 14 x 10 (35-cm x 25-cm) Enameled Cast Iron Pan. Pour water in the pan, cover with foil, and place in the oven.

  2. Meanwhile, combine all the glaze ingredients in a 2-qt. (1.9-L) Brilliance Nonstick Sauce Pan. Whisk until smooth with the Sauce Whisk and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  3. Lower the heat to medium and reduce for 25–30 minutes, until the liquid becomes a thick, syrupy consistency. Set aside to cool for about 35–40 minutes.

  4. Brush the glaze onto the ham with the Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. Bake an additional 5–10 minutes. Add the remaining 1–2 tbsp whiskey to the remaining glaze; whisk and serve as a sauce with the ham.

Yield: 32 servings of 4 oz/125g

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 210 , Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g, Sodium 1130 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 24 g

Your Pampered Chef Cook's Tip: In addition to ham, this versatile glaze can be used on pork chops, ribs, and barbecued chicken.

Pineapple Rum Sauce #9807

Pineapple Wedger #2416

14 X 10 (35-CM X 25-CM) ENAMELED CAST IRON PAN #100593




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ACTION STEP: Bake up this spiral ham which is perfect for all your holiday get togethers and so much more, and invite a few friends and family over. Then let me know in the comments how it turned out or Kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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