Sweet pineapple with zingy tamarind makes for a beautifully lacquered holiday ham with just a few ingredients. Bonus: tamarind's natural acidity helps tenderize the meat, making for a juicy centerpiece. 

Recipe by Coastal Living December 2017

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Greg Dupree

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F.

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  • Wrap ham in aluminum foil, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until warmed through, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Pull back foil from ham.

  • Whisk together preserves, pineapple juice, tamarind paste, and pepper in a small bowl. Baste ham with one fourth of pine-apple preserves mixture. Bake ham, uncovered, basting with pineapple preserves mixture every 10 minutes, until glazed, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and let rest 5 minutes. Serve ham with any remaining pineapple preserves mixture.

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