Gluten-Free Ham with Pineapple Glaze

Gluten-Free Ham with Pineapple Glaze                                     Serves 16

Great for an Easter centerpiece.

From “The Gluten-Free Hassle-Free Cookbook” by Marlisa Brown MS, RD, CDE, CDN
released March 2015, Demos Health

1 (12 lb) shank bone-in ham

½ cup whole cloves

20 oz can pineapple rings in their own juice

¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

20 oz of ginger ale

1 (4oz) jar gluten-free maraschino cherries, drained

2 Tbsp cornstarch

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the rind of the ham with a paring knife into a diamond pattern. Be sure to cut through the skin and fat.  Press one clove into the center of each diamond.
  3. Drain the juice of the pineapple rings into a bowl and stir in the brown sugar and soda. Pour this mixture over the ham to coat.
  4. Arrange the pineapple rings on the outside of the ham securing each one with a wooden plain toothpick.  Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring securing each with an additional wooden plain toothpick.
  5. Bake uncovered in the oven for about 4 hrs. Baste frequently so the cut side of the ham does not get dry.
  6. If ham starts to brown too much about three-fourths of the way done, cover the ham with foil and lower the temperature to 300 degrees F.
  7. The ham is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Let ham rest, remove to a cutting board and pour off the gravy into a small saucepan.  Thicken the            gravy with 2Tbsp corn starch dissolved in ¼ cup cold water.  Whisk cornstarch into the    gravy over a low heat and stir it until it thickens.

Nutritional Information:282 calories, 12 grams protein, 20.6 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams fat, 46.7 milligrams cholesterol, 801 milligrams sodium, <1 gram fiber, 20.6 milligrams calcium <1 milligram iron

Tip:  Some use cola instead of the gingerale in this recipe.

**Allergy Tip: GF, MF, EF, SF, NF, PF, FF, SFF.


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