Mark and I always end up spending enough to get a free ham or turkey when the supermarkets run the holiday promotions – but a whole of either is a lot for us so we end up saving them for entertaining. Around Easter I picked up a free ham, but after a few months I was itching to get it out of the freezer. As I searching for 4th of July ideas, I ran across this recipe and knew it would be a perfect way to use the ham without having the oven on for hours heating up the house.
It seemed a little intimidating to cook something so big on the grill but this worked out great. I put down foil under the ham to keep as much of the glaze from dripping into the grill as possible – it also made clean up extremely easy.
The ham came out perfect – moist and just a touch of sweetness from the glaze. Everyone loved it!
Grilled Ham with a Wine Pineapple Honey Glaze
(from Grillin Fools)
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 bottle white zinfendel or other sweet wine
1/4 c. honey
1 T. dijon mustard
Large bone-in ham (ours was about 12 lbs.)
Combine all the glaze ingredients.
Prepare grill for indirect grilling and med to med-low heat – approximately 300F degrees. Place a sheet of foil over the grill grates. Place the ham on the foil, face-down. Spoon glaze over and cover.
Cook the ham 2-3 hours, spooning more glaze over every 30 minutes until done.