Close-up of Angela's Ham dotted with pineapple and cherries on a bed of greens with figs and cherries surrounding the ham

Angela’s Ham

With just 5 ingredients, Angela’s Ham is a simple and delicious recipe that goes beyond the glaze packet that comes with a spiral ham. It’s a spruced-up ham fit for your holiday dinner table!

5 from 1 vote
Close-up of Angela's Ham dotted with pineapple and cherries on a bed of greens with figs and cherries surrounding the ham
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Angela’s Ham

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 (6-8 pound) fully cooked bone-in ham
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple slices in juice, juice reserved
  • 1 (10-14 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, juice reserved
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Toothpicks


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Score the surface of the ham with shallow diagonal cuts, dot with the cloves, and place in a roasting pan.
  • Combine ½ cup pineapple juice, ½ cup maraschino cherry juice, and the brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Baste the ham with the pineapple cherry sauce, cover with foil, and roast for 1½ hours, basting every 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and decorate with the pineapple slices and as many cherries as you’d like, securing with toothpicks. Baste again and cook uncovered for another 30-45 minutes. Remove the cloves before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Angela’s Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 995 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 32g
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 4750mg198%
Potassium 1156mg33%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 86g172%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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