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Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham

This pineapple bourbon butter glazed ham is perfect for Easter or any holiday gathering. Slightly sweet and full of smoked ham flavor. 

Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham sliced on a platter.

As I write this post I’m staring at the one and only Jon Hamm. Goodness gracious that man is fine.

There is just something about a classy 1960’s gentleman that puts a smile on my face.

Now I realize last season he was a bit of a hot mess but all that washed away when I saw his freshly shaven face for the first time this season.

What I wouldn’t do to be able to have a run-in with Don Draper…or really I would be happy just meeting Jon Hamm.

Can anyone get me the hookup? I would totally appreciate it.

I could repay you with cookies and cupcakes.

Soooooooooooooo, speaking of Hamm, I made ham. See what I did there? I’m so witty when I try. 

Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham wrapped in a bag.

It is at this point of the post I should let you know that I have disliked just about 90% of the ham I have ever consumed in my life.

Usually, it’s too sweet and salty and just lacks good flavor. I don’t mind a little sweetness but when I pull off giant hunks of brown sugar my teeth start to hurt without even taking a bite.

This ham has none of the qualities I mentioned above.

It’s more smoky than sweet and that is exactly how I like it. 

If you have never had a true smoked ham you need to rectify this situation this Easter. This ham is the perfect balance between smokiness, sweetness, and saltiness.

I made the glaze out of pineapple juice, bourbon, maple syrup, dark brown sugar, and just a touch of butter. Trust me, the butter is totally necessary.

It takes the glaze from delicious to “Oh my gosh this glaze is totes amazing!”

Well, maybe you won’t say that. I have a feeling I’m the only 32-year-old woman who walks around talking like that.

However, I can’t take complete credit for making this amazing ham. The ham was cured and smoked by the awesome folks at Jones Dairy Farm. They sent me one to test out and obviously, I’m pleased.

It has turned my normal ham-hating mind into a ham-loving mind.

And, if you’re like me, you know nothing about carving a bone-in ham. So lucky for us Jones made this handy video to help us both out.

Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham on a platter.

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Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham by Nutmeg Nanny

Pineapple Bourbon Butter Glazed Ham

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This pineapple bourbon butter glazed ham is perfect for Easter or any holiday gathering. Slightly sweet and full of smoked ham flavor. 
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 14-18 pound Dairy Farm Hickory Smoke Old Fashioned ham (this ham is not fully cooked)
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Unwrap ham and add to a large roasting dish, skin side up.
  • Bake uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees, about 18-20 minutes per pound.
  • About 10 minutes before the ham reaches temperature start making your glaze.
  • In a large skillet add pineapple juice, bourbon, maple syrup, and dark brown sugar.
  • Simmer until the glaze is cooked down by about half. It should be slightly thick.
  • Add in butter and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and set aside while you get the ham out of the oven.
  • Take ham from the oven, remove the skin (it should pull off easily), and score the fat in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Baste on half the glaze, return to the oven, bake for 15 minutes, re-glaze the ham with the remaining glaze, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the ham from the oven, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 222mg | Sugar: 13g
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon glazed ham, cooking raw ham, old fashioned ham, pineapple glazed ham, smoked ham, sweet glazed ham
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Laila Shaibi

Monday 19th of November 2018

Can you cook this in a crockpot?


Tuesday 27th of March 2018

How big is the ham that you used?


Monday 16th of April 2018

HI Jesse! It was about 14 pounds.

Charlotte Herbert

Sunday 20th of April 2014

I accidentally used brandy, instead of bourbon. It was still very good!


Sunday 20th of April 2014

Hi Charlotte! I love the idea of using Brandy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)


Tuesday 15th of April 2014

Oh wow... I'm drooling just reading the title and even more looking at your gorgeous pics! I'm going to have to save this to use on the ham AFTER Easter when they go on super sale!


Tuesday 15th of April 2014

easter ham is something i look forward to right after christmas ham is gone. i love this recipe!


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