Holiday Easter Ham with Pineapple Glaze

1            ea        10 lb Fresh bone-in ham
3/4         lb         Light brown sugar
3/4         lb         Salt
3            Qts       Warm water
5            lbs        Ice
4            oz        Spice Union Polynesian Luau Spice Blend
1            ea        12 oz can of lager style beer
1            ea        Fresh pineapple- cleaned and cored


Brine the ham:

  1. Place brown sugar and salt in a cooler big enough to fit your ham.

  2. Add 3 qts of warm water to the cooler and mix until the sugar and salt is dissolved.

  3. Place the ham in the brine and top with 5 lbs of ice. The ice will keep the temperature within the 'food safe' zone.

  4. Let the ham brine for at least 8 hours.

Cook the ham:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F.

  2. Remove the ham from the brine and pat it dry. 

  3. Season the entire ham with Spice Union Polynesian Luau Spice Blend.

  4. Place the ham into a roasting pan that has a cover.

  5. Add one 12 oz can of lager style beer to the bottom of the roasting pan.

  6. Cut 3/4 the pineapple into rings that are about 1/3 inch thick.

  7. Place the pineapple rings on the ham.

  8. Cube the remainder of the pineapple and place in a food processor.  Pulse until it reaches a salsa consistency.

  9. Spoon the processed pineapple over the ham.

  10. Season once again with Spice Union Polynesian Luau Spice Blend.

  11. Cover the roasting pan and place the ham in the oven.

  12. Cook for about 25 minutes per pound (10 lb ham x 35 minutes = 5 hours, 50 minutes) or until the internal temperature reads 180°F.

  13. After 4 1/2 hours of cooking, remove the cover to the roasting pan and let cook the ham for the remainder of the cooking time

  14. Remove the ham from the roasting pan and let it rest, covered with foil for 20 minutes before slicing.

  15. The pan drippings make a great side sauce.

We suggest using any of the spices listed below when making this recipe. Click the package to learn more about the spice.
Polynesian Luau Spice Blend
Ultimate Seasoning Blend
Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub
Grilln' & Roastn' Spice Blend
Honey Habanero Rub
Spice for Anything & Everything
Smokin' Piggy Rub