Ham with Pineapple

3-4 lb boneless ham
8 oz can pineapple slices
1-2 Tbsp whole cloves

2 cups water
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp butter

Note: use already smoked honey ham, 1/4-1/2 lb per person. Prefer the pineapple to be canned in syrup. Cloves is rough estimate, enough to cover the ham in inch square diamond pattern. Starch is rough estimate, I had put too much in mine.

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern. Press the cloves into the ham along the corners of the diamond pattern. Place pineapple slices on the ham, securing with toothpicks. Place the ham in a baking dish with the water.
3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, and mix in the syrup, brown sugar, honey and syrup/juice from pineapple, until heated through. Pour 1/2 the mixture over the ham.
4. Bake the ham 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven (~15-20min per pound). Baste frequently with the remaining butter and syrup mixture.
5. Remove the ham from heat, and drain pan dripping into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened, and serve with the ham. Add 1 tea spoon of starch to help thicken if necessary, dissolve starch is small amount of water first then stir solution in to the sauce.

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