You Can Stop Looking Now: The Pineapple Honey Glaze You’ve Been Looking For

Way back in the spring, Easter-time to be specific, I made a ham with an improvised pineapple honey glaze that turned out to be a show-stopper.

As most of us do, I searched the Internet for a recipe and found one.  Except, I excluded some items, upped the measurements for others and BAMMO! I now have a signature Pineapple Honey Glaze that shall be handed down throughout the generations and loved by all who speak its hallowed name.  I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that a statue of me will be erected to celebrate my inability to follow instructions.

Today, as I share the recipe with you, I encourage you to tweak it as you see fit.  Who knows, maybe there will be a statue in your future too!

Pineapple Honey Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 -1 cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions:

  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  2. Once combined, add pineapple juice and honey.
  3. Heat over a medium flame, stirring constantly.
  4. Once glaze comes to a slight boil, remove from heat.
  5. Consistency will be pourable.

Notes:

* I used the pineapple juice from 20 ounce can of sliced Gold Pineapples. You can use the slices on your ham, if making one, or simply place the slices in an airtight container and refrigerate after using the juice.

* You can certainly use regular cinnamon and paprika, but these two specific ingredients give the glaze a delicious complex flavoring.

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I made a spiral ham the day I used this glaze for the first time, and dare I say it was as good as any you could buy.  I was asked where I got the glaze (mah kitchen!) and if there was more (on the table!). It was a home run.

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While I glazed the ham with this sauce, we also used the leftovers for the table and then for sliders. It became a delicious ethereal riff on Au-joix.

The next thing I’m trying it on is bacon-waffles.  ~drool~

As you can see, this glaze isn’t just a holiday glaze.  Nope.  It’s a how-many-ways-can-i-justify-having-this-glaze glaze.

Go ahead, make it.  Then tell me you have to keep looking for a glaze that beats all glazes.  I dare you!

Glaze, on.

 

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Comments

  1. This sounds fabulous. I always make a ham as well as turkey for Thanksgiving as my family gathering is large.

  2. This sounds nice

  3. i’VE NO clue what Saigon Cinnamon is…but will look for it. I have GOT to come up with an added ingredient so that I, TOO, CAN HAVE A STATUE made in my honor. I do hope they make it to look YOUNG, SKINNY, BIG BOOBS, BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK and BIG GOLD EARRINGS….OOO, and those really tall high heels that make legs look 20 miles long and curvy.

  4. Hi I stopped by from the Grand Social. I love this recipe but I tried to pin it several times and it says that pinterest is having trouble “talking” to your website. I will definitely try back later, thanks so much for sharing!

  5. You have soooo been pinned!! Que Rico! What a great new twist on our holiday pork; gracias. BB2U

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