Chipotle Pineapple Ham

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  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In4h 45m
  • Servings20
  • Calories677
Easter Ham with a chipotle/pineapple/bourbon mixture that's to die for! Don't want to take credit for it though, it's a mixture of a couple recipes that I found.

Chipotle Pineapple Ham Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chipotle Pineapple Ham for 20 servings:

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 fluid ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 (10 pound) smoked ham
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Chipotle Pineapple Ham Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h 30m
  • Ready In4h 45m

To cook Chipotle Pineapple Ham, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Chipotle Pineapple Ham is about 1 hour 30 minutes , and you can serve your Chipotle Pineapple Ham within 4 hours 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Chipotle Pineapple Ham easily:

  1. 1 Place chipotle peppers, brown sugar, pineapple, nutmeg, ginger, and bourbon whiskey in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. 2 Use a sharp knife to make diagonal cuts in the ham about 1 inch apart and 1/2 inch deep in a diamond pattern. Place smoked ham in a large bowl; pour the chipotle marinade over the ham and refrigerate ham in marinade for 3 to 6 hours, turning ham occasionally in the marinade to flavor all sides.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. 4 Remove ham from marinade, reserving the marinade; place ham into a roasting pan.
  5. 5 Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. 6 Bring the marinade to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until smooth; whisk the mixture into the hot marinade. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. 7 After ham has baked for 30 minutes, spoon the hot marinade over the ham.
  8. 8 Return ham to oven and continue baking until glaze is baked onto the ham and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham, not touching bone, reads at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 1 1/2 more hours. Baste ham with the glaze every 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Important! It's gonna be really spicy if you don't de-seed the chipotle peppers. I usually deseed all the peppers. If I want it spicy, I leave a couple peppers with their seeds intact.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 677 calories; 42.3 grams of fat; 28.3 grams of carbohydrates; 42.1 grams of protein; 127 milligrams of cholesterol; 2966 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 19th 2017

    For us, this is a 5 star recipe, only if the chipotle peppers are reduced. For us, a whole can would be way too much heat. I added them to taste until the right flavor was achieved (for us ...

  2. Jun 2nd 2013

    This is not your typical topical pineapple sauce, but rather a spicy, sweet, smokey treat. I didn't seed the chipolte peppers because we like really spicy and I reduced the suger by 1/4, th ...