Baked ham is a holiday staple that can be enjoyed by all ages. Every holiday meal of my childhood included a pristine ham, baked to perfection by my mother and grandmother. The sweet and salty flavours were perfectly balanced, and we all left the table full and happy. I still love honey ham, but including it in my diet has proven to be a challenge.
Let’s be honest—we can’t have honey ham every single night without consequence. However, we can find ways to fit it into a low-carb Keto diet for special occasions!
This low-carb pineapple baked ham is the perfect balance of flavor and nutrition, making it my family’s go-to holiday main dish. Baked hams are simple, fool-proof dishes, and this recipe leaves a ton of leftovers! You can use the remaining ham on a sandwich or you can use it to top off a tasty cobb salad!
A simple tip:
You can use a pre-seasoned ham from the grocery store, but be mindful of the ingredients. They may not be as healthy as they seem!
Let us know how this tasty meal turned out for you and your family!
If you loved this recipe, try our Tasty Keto Turkey Brine or check out our Keto Thanksgiving Dinner!
Low-Carb Pineapple Baked Ham
This low-carb pineapple baked ham is the perfect balance of flavour and nutrition, making it my family's go-to holiday main dish. Baked hams are a simple and fool-proof dish, and this recipe leaves a ton of leftovers!
Combine the pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, honey, mustard, cloves, and water in a saucepan placed over medium heat.
Cook the sauce mixture until the honey has dissolved (about 5 minutes). Set aside.
Trim the fat off of the defrosted ham. Make shallow scores in the ham's skin (in a diamond or criss-cross pattern).
Place the ham in a roaster, and make sure that the lid is able to close completely. If the ham is too large for the roaster, then trim some excess meat off.
Using a brush, spread about half (or a bit less) of the sauce mixture onto the ham. Add a half cup of water to the bottom of the roaster.
Cover the ham and roast for one hour (feel free to baste the ham throughout the hour to ensure that the flavour saturates the meat).
After an hour, take the ham out of the oven and drain the excess water if needed. Pour the rest of the sauce mixture over the meat. Make sure that it gets into the scored pieces of the ham.
Place the pineapple rings on the ham. Feel free to get creative with this! TIP: If the pineapple rings won't stay in place, use toothpicks to secure them.
Place the ham back in the oven, uncovered for another hour or until it is browned to your liking.
Take the ham out of the oven. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
Low-Carb Pineapple Baked Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0003g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 0.3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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