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Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Posted on August 9, 2008
Filed Under Pork and ham

Wow, where did my week go?! Here it is, Saturday morning already. Did you ever wonder why life seems to go faster now that you’re older? The first I remember wishing life would pick up a little speed was 6 years old, er , 5 years old, I wanted to be the big 6. And then it was like that up until 19 when I got married. You know all the milestones… 13 – teenager, 16 – driver’s license (which I flunked twice, by the way… once was an over all lack of driving experience and the other was getting caught in a funeral procession at a stop light. And worse than the fact that I still didn’t have my license was the fact that I had to blushingly tell my friends that, sigh, I flunked again. At 16, it’s not easy to admit mistakes to friends. I guess that goes for any age, actually.) Anyway, after I got married, I had no more milestones to be reaching ahead for. I just wanted to settle in and have life slow down. And be in the ‘young marrieds’ group forever. Now a couple years ago, we got ‘kicked out’ of that. But, that’s not too bad, we just passed our 12th anniversary a few days ago.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with HAM, but I still wonder where my week went!!!!

This recipe comes from the Grandma’s Recipes cookbook. I love this cookbook! Maybe one reason is because I know Ray and Elsie, the ones who compiled it. And I must compliment them on the index! It’s VERY user-friendly! I think in a cookbook, one of the hardest things would be making the index, categorizing everything and making sure you didn’t miss a recipe.


Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Printable recipe

1/2 ham, 5-6 lbs.
1 c. brown sugar
6 medium sweet potatoes (didn’t have these, so I subbed canned ones)
1 c. crushed pineapple

Rub fat side of ham w brown sugar. Peel sweet potatoes and arrange around ham (or dump in a can or two of canned ones, they didn’t get too mushy). Pour crushed pineapple over ham.

Bake at 325 allowing approximately 25 minutes per pound or until internal temperature reaches 160.
That white part is the bone.
This was great! And easy! No scoring the ham and poking a bunch of cloves in. I baked it uncovered and the ham was really moist. Those sweet potatoes tasted candied, just delicious!!!! Part way through baking time, I took some of the juice and basted the ham and also turned the potatoes over. Not sure if that made a difference or not.

Here was the rest of our meal: Ham and sweet potatoes along with breadsticks and applesauce…
Those breadsticks landed on the ‘Don’t bother making again’ list, but I’ll feature them sometime anyway. :) Can’t have all top notch recipes… as Pioneer Woman would say ‘Just keepin’ it real’.


7 Responses to “Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple”

  1. Jan on August 9th, 2008 8:54 am

    This sounds like a great one for sunday lunch, quick and all in one!! ~ Jan

  2. Karen Layman on August 9th, 2008 9:49 am

    This looks like a yummy yummy meal. Wish you would have invited me over when you served it. :-)

  3. Kelsie on August 10th, 2008 2:08 pm

    Mom was pleased that you mentioned them(=…and don’t worry, the organization part is pretty much why Mom loved making those cookbooks. once again, I love this site!

  4. Ruth on August 10th, 2008 7:14 pm

    I think the index is the most important part of a cookbook. A lot of cookbook indexes aren’t worth the paper on wich they are printed. They are the ones that have only one entry per recipe, by recipe name.

  5. Shannon on August 10th, 2008 7:27 pm

    I love a good ham and pineapple together!!! :) Eric hates sweet potatoes but I just might try it. :)

  6. Rosanna on August 18th, 2008 9:35 am

    I made this for Sunday dinner yesterday, and it was delicious. Even my husband who doesn’t really like sweet potatoes ate them! I covered it with foil and baked it at 250 for almost 4 hours.

  7. Moni on September 20th, 2009 2:22 pm

    Did this recipe with fresh sweet potatoes and they potatoes stayed hard so I took the potatoes and juice from ham and made yams on top of stove.