The addition of sweet honey and smoky chipotle chiles in adobo sauce reinvents and revitalizes the traditional pineapple-glazed ham. This sweet-spicy glaze can easily be adjusted for mild or fiery tastes.


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 (10 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 to 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, seeded and diced, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from can of chipotles), more as needed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • Salt, to taste


Place all ingredients, except salt, in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Add salt, and taste for desired spice level. Add additional chipotle and adobo sauce to taste.

As a glaze or basting sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer the sauce until lightly thickened. Brush the warmed glaze over the roast or ham during the last 30 to 40 minutes of roasting, basting every 10 minutes or so. Remaining glaze can be simmered to thicken and served as a side sauce.

As a marinade: Double the recipe and add a pinch of salt before marinating your lamb, pork or ham for up to a half day.

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Submitted 3/19/07.
Submitted By: b smith