This Ham & Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar Gravy is a cherished family recipe created by my Mom; 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 other kind of smoked ham. I should warn you though…this ham is is addictive!
Ham & Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar Gravy
- Spiral Ham
- 4-5 Whole Cloves
- 1/4 c. Pineapple Juice
- 4 oz. Gingerale
- 4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
Sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar Gravy
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 2 Tbsp. Super-Fine flour (Wondra)
- 3/4 c. Brown Sugar
- 1 can Crushed Pineapple with juice
- 2 oz. Ginger Ale
While the ham is baking, make the glaze. Pour the pineapple juice and ginger ale into a heat-proof 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.