Easy Ham with Pineapple

35 Reviews
87% would make this recipe again

Many people like to serve ham for their holiday meal, especially at Easter. This recipe is ideal for a small number of guests, without spending a long time in the kitchen or ending up with too many left-overs...

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
300 calories/serving


2 tbsp butter, unsalted 28 g
2 slices smoked ham, about ½ cm thick 260 g
2 slices canned pineapple, with their juice 70 g
1 tsp cornstarch 3 g
1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/4 lemon

Before you start

Put the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the ham slices warm while making the sauce.


  1. Melt half of the butter in a pan. Add the ham slices then heat over low heat until they are golden-coloured, about 1-2 min per side. Set the ham slices aside on the warmed plates and keep warm in the oven.
  2. Add the remaining butter to the pan. Add the pineapple slices to the pan, then heat until they are golden-coloured, about 1-2 min per side. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the ham then keep warm in the oven.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with the lemon juice in a small cup. Pour a few spoonfuls (about 2-3 tablespoons per serving) of the juice from the pineapple can into the pan. Add the cornstarch mixture, bring to a boil, then reduce a few minutes until a syrupy sauce consistency is obtained.
  4. Spoon the sauce over the ham then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (170 g)


% Daily Value




19 g

29 %

Saturated 8.7 g
+ Trans 0.4 g

46 %


90 mg


1540 mg

64 %


12 g

4 %


2 g

8 %


5 g

Net Carbs

10 g


21 g

Vitamin A

7 %

Vitamin C

16 %


3 %


10 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin D


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Fruits ½
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 3 ½

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Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Easter | Canadian

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Absolutely delicious and I'm not ham fan. I didn't change a thing in this recipe. Just remember to put about 3 parts of pineapple to one part lemon and the lemon should not be overpowering.

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april 10, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Not usually ham fan, especially baked. But this method makes a tasty piece. Agree to watch you lemon/pineapple ratio as that sauce can be quite sour (good sour).

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