This Ham & Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar gravy is a cherished family recipe created by my Mom, and a dish our entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors) look forward to every year, especially at Easter. This recipe is delicious with a spiral or any other kind of smoked ham. I should warn you though…the gravy is is addictive, especially on mashed potatoes!
Ham & Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar Gravy
- Spiral Ham
- 4-5 Whole Cloves
- 1/4 c. Pineapple Juice
- 4 oz. Ginger Ale (or 7Up)
- 6 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar Gravy
- 3 Tbsp. Butter
- 3 Tbsp. Super-Fine flour (Wondra)
- 3/4 c. Brown Sugar
- 1 (20 oz.) can Crushed Pineapple with juice
- 1 8 oz can of Pineapple Juice
- 2 oz. Ginger Ale (or 7Up)
While the ham is baking, make the glaze. Pour the pineapple juice and ginger ale into a heatproof bowl, and microwave for about 45 seconds. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and mix with the flour to make a roux. Stir the juice mixture into the roux, whisking briskly to stir out the lumps. Turn the heat up to medium high. Stir in the brown sugar, and heat to boiling. Allow to boil 3-4 minutes, until the mixture starts to thicken. Turn to low and simmer about five minutes until thickened. Although it is called a glaze, it is more like a gravy.
Slice the ham and serve with the sweet pineapple brown sugar gravy. This ham and gravy is especially tasty with mashed potatoes, Au Gratin Brussels Sprouts, and cheesy green bean casserole. Use the leftover ham bone to make hearty ham split pea soup!