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I have to admit, this is only my second ham.

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

I know, who the heck has only ever had ham twice? Well, me. I grew up thinking ham was for weird people, but like so many times before, I was so wrong. Ham is beyond delicious, or at least this chipotle pineapple jerk glazed ham is, and the leftovers are amazing!!

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

Especially with a house…or two, full of people.

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

It’s a little weird being down in the barn and having people up at the big house. Sometimes everyone is down here, helping me make ravioli and drinking beers and then they go back up, because I have zero places to sit. Like no bar stools, no kitchen table. I have my desk and a chair.

It’s a little empty, but making it work.

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

Anyway, I will not lie that ham is not a tradition around here for us at Christmastime, but I know that for so many people ham is a ritual, so I figured it was time I came up with my own recipe. So glad I ventured out of my comfort zone, because this is so good. Like you can just pull the ham right off the bone and eat it good.

And the next day’s sammies?? Maybe even better…

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

PLUS, ham is SO EASY.

I of course could not find any hams that were not already spiral cut, but it still worked great. If I were you, I would try to find one on the bone, but not cut. I think it keeps the ham a little moister and to be honest, the already cut hams are not that easy to cut anyway, they only cut like half the ham and then the slices do not go all the way through the father in you go. It’s pretty lame if you ask me.

But let’s just talk about this jerk rub. I love all the spices going on, it’s so perfect for this time of year. And the pineapple chipotle glaze? The glaze MAKES the ham for sure. I am a huge pineapple and chipotle fan though.

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

I am actually remaking this ham tomorrow since I have so many people to feed. Well, either this ham or this hula pork I made last winter. I haven’t decided yet. Thinking the ham though, it’s pretty addicting! And impressive, which is why it should probably be on your holiday table this week. Oh and sorry, apparently I do not know how to take photos of hame. In my defense, it is not the prettiest thing in the world.

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 627 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.




  • Remove the ham from the refrigerator (still wrapped) a couple of hours (depending on your house temp) before you intend to cook it so that it can get closer to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place ham in a roasting pan. In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredients for the spice mixture. Rub the spice rub all over the ham, depending on the size of your ham you may or may not need to use all of the spice mixture. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • While the ham is cooking, in a medium sauce pan, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon or rum, chipotle chiles and pineapple juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until reduced by about half. Remove from the heat and set aside until the ham is done.
  • After the ham has been baking for 1 1/2 hours, remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  • Brush the baked ham with the glaze (you might not use all the glaze), then place the chopped pineapple in the bottom of the dish around the ham. If desired, you may also use toothpicks to secure the pineapple onto the ham. Return the ham to the oven and bake uncovered until heated through and caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and let sit 5 minutes. Serve warm with the remaining glaze.
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Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham | @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for the most delicious and easy to follow ham recipe. I made this for Easter for 15 people and everyone LOVED it! I followed the recipe exactly and followed your tip of buying a whole, bone in ham. It was so juicy and flavorful. I scored it deeply so everything soaked in and tried to bring it up to room temp before cooking. I will be making this ham on repeat for future occasions! Thank you!

    1. Hey Gillian,
      That’s amazing:) Thank you so much for choosing to make this recipe, so glad to hear that it was a hit! xT

  2. OMG Tieghan!!! I am a girl who loves creativity and spice…lots of spice! But I volunteered to prepare the ham this Thanksgiving for my midwestern in-laws who are lovely, but used to their traditional dishes. I fell in love after I tasted the glaze but was a little nervous of how everyone would respond. It was incredible! Even my FIL who is a very finicky eater loved it and went back for more! Honestly, this recipe brought more than a delicious dish to the table. It also made me feel so welcomed by my in-laws and brought my heart joy. Thank you and keep bringing those beautiful and amazing recipes!

    1. Hey Nikki,
      Thanks for making this recipe and your comment, so glad it was enjoyed! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

  3. I’ve made this recipe before and it was amazing, but I’m hoping to make it soon for a dinner party and am wondering if it’s possible to cook it in the slow cooker? Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    YES! This is a keeper! What a great recipe, Tieghan. I followed it exactly but cooked it on the smoker. Wowzer! That was delicious! Our growing family of nine gave it five stars! My 8-month-old granddaughter had her first piece of Ham and absolutely loved it!! Fabulous! Now I can make Split Pea soup with the bone and leftovers.

    1. Awe, love to hear this Kym!! Thanks so much for making this recipe for your family, so glad it was a hit! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Think I made exactly as directed. The ham, which usually we don’t like because it’s flavorless, had so much flavor and was so tender! A bit of heat, but definitely not too much and I actually look forward to the leftovers. Any suggestions to change up the leftovers? Create something new?

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Monday!!🌞 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! You could use any flavors that you like here! xx

  6. I am making this for Easter 2023; however, our friend is allergic to cinnamon. Any good replacements you can recommend?

    1. Hi Jen,
      I would just skip the cinnamon:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  7. 5 stars
    A delicious ham recipe! I made this for my family for Christmas with a gorgeous local ham process and cured in Ovid, Colorado. Because the salt wasn’t overdone in the curing process, the flavors of the glaze and rub really complemented the meat. I will definitely make this again! Next time I want to try the bourbon in the glaze instead of rum, which was what I had on hand.

    1. Hey Jill,
      Happy Holidays!!☃️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT