Berks Pineapple-Ginger-Lime Ham

Flavorful ham that will be the talk of the table.

2hr 20min Serves 10-12


1 Berks Hickory Smoked Whole Ham, bone out, about 8 pounds
1 can pineapple slices, 10 ounces
1/2 cup light brown sugar
zest and juice from 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Score the ham using a sharp knife into a diamond pattern. Put the ham and 1/4 cup of water in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Puree the can of pineapple slices and juice in a food processor or blender, reserving 3 slices for garnish. In a medium sauce pan, combine the pineapple puree with the brown sugar, the lime juice, lime zest and ground ginger. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the mixture is reduced and has formed a loose chutney consistency, about 10-12 minutes. Brush the ham with some of the chutney glaze, and put some of the chutney glaze in the baking dish around the ham.

Cover the ham with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover the ham and baste with the pan liquid and brush with some more chutney glaze. Cook for an additional 1/2 hour. Remove the ham and top the ham with the reserved pineapple rings, securing them with toothpicks and maraschino cherries, if using. Brush and baste the ham with the chutney glaze and pan liquid and return the ham to the oven for another 20-25 minutes. Remove the ham and serve with the pan juices and the chutney glaze.

The recipes for ham are endless. Ham is perfect for any meal occasion from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Berks ham is lean, tender and bones with the best quality and taste you’ll find anywhere. Prepared from pork, trimmed to 97% fat free and then are slowly hickory smoked. These are the kind of hams your grandmother make. Below find some of our favorite recipes using Berks ham. Have fun cooking and enjoy! SHARE YOUR RECIPE WITH US!

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