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 Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

8-10 pounds bone-in fully-cooked, spiral-cut ham

20 ounce can pineapple tidbits , or crushed pineapple

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Glaze: In a saucepan combine pineapple tidbits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until mixture has thickened.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place the ham flat/cut side down, in a deep baking dish or roasting pan.

Brush just a few spoonfuls of the glaze onto the ham, all over the outside. Reserve the remaining glaze for later. 

Cover the ham tightly with a tent of aluminum foil.

Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 110 degrees.

Remove the ham from the oven and remove foil tent.

Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Brush the remaining glaze all over the ham.

Return to the oven and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, tent with foil and allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.