What do you think about ham? We love the way it tastes! in Jamaica it is very traditional to have ham on the holidays.  When the ham is all eaten we save the bone to use to season other meals or make stews with.  The leftovers also make a great omelet or salad for the next day.  What do you have around the holidays?

We love how it tastes…let us know your thoughts! For that good Jamaican flavor, remember to have the proper tools in your kitchen.  For this recipe, we used our roasting pansaucepanchef’s knife,cutting board, and silicone spatula and brush set.

{notice the criss cross scoring and clove placement on the ham–this is right before it goes in the oven}


Serves: 6-8
the ham in the photo is how it looks right before it goes into the oven. notice the criss-cross scoring pattern and the placement of the cloves.
  • 1 fully-cooked, bone-in ham (about 10lbs.)
  • 1 can sliced pineapple in pure juice (save ⅓ cup of the juice)
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. fresh whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. ground cloves
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Put in a roasting pan.
  3. To make the glaze: in a saucepan, combine pineapple juice, orange juice, orange zest, and ground cloves and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes then set aside to cool.
  5. Score the ham in a criss-cross pattern and push the whole cloves down into the ham where the criss-cross pattern meets.
  6. Bake ham in preheated oven uncovered for approximately 2 hours or 15 minutes for every pound of meat.
  7. Brush the ham with the glaze then bake for an additional 30-45 minutes.
  8. After one hour, place some sliced pineapple (using toothpicks) on the ham with the whole cloves.
  9. Brush ham with glaze every 10 minutes.

2 Responsesso far.

  1. This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I recently started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/02/19/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-15/

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