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Brown Sugar Rub Ham

The Best Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Rub, Pineapple

Ham with Brown Sugar Rub , Pineapple Rings and Cherries
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar, Easter, Ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • OVEN


Brown Sugar Rub

  • 1.5 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Dry Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Cloves or less to taste , cloves are very strong
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

Other Ingredients Needed

  • 2-3 lbs Fully Cooked Ham
  • 1 20 oz. Can Pineapple Rings
  • 10-15 Maraschino Cherries
  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice drained from canned pineapples
  • ½ cup Sprite or other clear soda


  • Whisk together all dry ingredients in bowl
  • Score ham with a sharp knife to make slits to allow rub to get into ham
  • With hands generously rub brown sugar on to ham - use a shallow baking dish allowing room for rub to drop into dish
  • Drain pineapple saving juice for later
  • Drain -10-12 Cherries on napkin
  • Attach Cherries and Pineapple Rings to Ham with Tooth Picks
  • Cover Ham with foil loosely - refrigerate for 2-8 hours or over night
  • Take ham out of refrigerator and bring to room temperature for 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile Pre-heat Oven to 325°
  • Before putting ham in the oven pour pineapple juice and sprite over ham - tent with foil
  • Bake 15 per pound basting with juice every half hour until ham reaches at least 145° internal temperature
  • Let sit for 5 -10 minutes when removing from oven - slice and serve