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This Virginia Ham is the Easiest Recipe Ever. We are using a smoked ham shank, honey glaze, pineapple rounds, and cherries. This ham feeds a big crowd, and it is delicious.

Virginia Ham with Pineapple and Cherries

Chef Adriana Martin
This Virginia Ham is the Easiest Recipe Ever. We are using a smoked ham shank, honey glaze, pineapple rounds, and cherries. This ham feeds a big crowd, and it is delicious. 
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American Cuisine
Servings 20 prociones
Calories 500 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting pan
  • Gas oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 smoked ham shank 10 pounds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can pineapple cut in rounds
  • 1 container maraschino cherries
  • 10 wooden picks

For the glaze

  • 1 cup granulated honey
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup orange pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon essence or a cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove essence or 2 cloves

Instructions
 

  • Place the ham in a baking pan and add 1 cup of water. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.  
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing all ingredients and cooking stove top. Keep whisking until getting a thicker glaze. 
  • Take the ham out of the oven and drizzle with the honey glaze. Use a brush to cover the ham shank evenly. 
  • Bake the ham shank for another 5 minutes and decorate with pineapple and cherries. You can use wooden picks to make sure the pineapple and the cherries stay put. 
  • It is recommended to saute the pineapple rounds with some glaze to add an amber color for presentation purposes. 

Notes

  • The trick for a god glaze is to let it reduce and thicken.
  • Make sure to reserve some for serving tableside.
  • Do not overcook the ham shank as it can dry quickly.

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCalories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword ham, honey, pineapple
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