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Pinoy Style Glazed Ham 1

Pinoy Style Glazed Ham

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 leg of ham 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pinoy Style Glazed Ham is a fully cooked bone in ham brined, baked and glazed with sweet sauce made with pineapple juice and spices.


Units Scale


Poaching Liquid

Pineapple Glaze

  • 2 cups Poaching Liquid (from above)
  • 400 g can pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp yellow mustard


  1. In a soup pot combine all poaching liquid ingredients together bring to a boil then add the ham and cook under medium heat for one hour. Make sure the whole ham is fully submerged.
  2. Remove from heat then let it cool down, refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the fridge then drain the liquid reserving 2 cups for the glaze. Let the ham reach room temperature before proceeding.
  4. Prepare the glaze by combining all glaze ingredients in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil then reduce heat to medium, keep boiling until liquid is reduced and thick. Remove from heat then set this aside.
  5. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham in a criss cross pattern, roughly half inch in depth. Place cloves where the lines intersect. Brush surface generously with glaze.
  6. Place ham in a roasting rack and bake in a 160C preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. While baking continuous glaze the ham with the glaze every 30 minutes. Increase the temperature to 200C then continue to bake until nicely browned.
  7. Remove from oven brush the surface with the pan juices, let it cool before serving.