Christmas Ham (Pineapple-Guava) 

Here’s what you need 

  1. 6lb Smoked Pork Ham (with bone) 

15 -20 Cloves 

1 Whole Pineapple 

½ c Guava Jam 

1 Cinnamon Stick 

1 tbsp Ginger powder 

Let’s make it 

  • Remove the ham from its packaging and pat dry 
  • Using a small knife, make small holes and insert cloves all around the ham 
  • Remove the top of the pineapple and cut the skin off in long pieces 
  • Prepare a baking dish by placing the pineapple skin in the base of the dish 
  • Place the ham over the skins with the skin /fat side down of the ham 
  • Cover with foil and bake in an oven 300degrees for 1 ½ hours 

Note- Ham cook time is 30 mins per pound

  • Cut the flesh of the pineapple into smaller pieces and add 2c to an emulsion blender along with guava jam and ginger powder – Blend into a puree 
  • In a sauce pan, place the puree to simmer on low heat and allow to thicken
  • Once the ham reaches 1 ½ hours bake time, remove the foil and baste with the puree 
  • Return ham to the oven and finish baking until fully cooked 
  • Let sit for at least an hour before cutting 
  • Happy Holidays!