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Vegan ham with pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, and pineapple brown sugar glaze.
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Vegan ham with pineapple brown sugar glaze

Finish your vegan ham with this easy glaze. Then adorn it with broiled pineapple slices and maraschino cherries for maximum 1950's appeal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 38 mins
Total Time1 hr 43 mins
Course: Entree, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: ham glaze, holiday recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake ham in a covered casserole dish for an hour and 15 minutes.
  • While the ham is cooking, it’s time to make the pineapple brown sugar glaze. In a medium sized pot, combine one cup of pineapple juice with brown sugar.*
    Bring to a simmer on a medium heat, and allow the juice to reduce by about 75%. It will take approximately 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Once it has reduced, set aside the glaze to cool. It will continue to thicken into a syrup.
  • Remove the ham from the oven, and coat it with the pineapple brown sugar glaze. (You may not need all of it, and that’s okay. You can drizzle the extra on top of the pineapple slices or serve it separately with the ham.)
  • Cook the ham uncovered for an additional 15 minutes. Then remove from oven.
  • Now you can broil the pineapple. Put pineapple rings on a non-stick baking sheet. (If you’re worried about it sticking, you can lightly oil the baking sheet first.)
    Broil the pineapple slices until the rings are caramelized and blackened around the edges. (It took my pineapple rings about 8 minutes on the 5 setting of my broiler. But it’s good to keep an eye on it since timing can vary.)
    Remove pineapple from oven, and carefully put three of the pineapple slices on top of the ham, along with 3 maraschino cherries in the center of each pineapple ring. If needed, you can use toothpicks to secure them. Serve the remaining pineapple rings on the side.


*Not all brown sugar is vegan. However, if you buy organic brown sugar, you can rest assured it’s vegan, since certified USDA organic sugar cannot be filtered through bone char. I use Wholesome organic dark brown sugar.
Often people cook the pineapple right on top of the ham. However, I found that I got the best caramelization and color on the pineapple if I broiled it separately.
Also by broiling it on its own, I didn’t have to worry about the ham getting too done on the outside. Then you can caramelize all of the pineapple slices that are packed in the can, which means plenty of pineapple slices to go around for everyone at the table.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg