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Spicy Baked Ham An Easy Holiday Favorite Main Dish

Categories: Main Dishes, Holiday Favorites

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Lots of ham is consumed this time of year, and this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. We have had many successful church dinners when "Margaret's Ham" was served. Leftover ham can be used in the breakfast-for-a-crowd Bread Pudding.


  • 2 liter Ginger Ale
  • Ham whole fully cooked
  • 1/4 c. whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. crushed pineapple, well-drained
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a sharp knife, score the outer fat and meat 1/8-inch deep in a crisscross pattern. Put the ham in a roasting pan and pour the gingerale over it. 

Stir together the pineapple, brown sugar, corn starch and ground cloves and spread all over the ham. Add the whole cloves. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes to 1 hour until heated up.

From Leslie Glover Pendleton.