Ever tried a Carve Ham smothered in Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze!
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I was out and about yesterday doing my grocery shopping for the holidays. The holiday season is in full swing and there were many cars and people everywhere I went. Can you imagine what this weekend would be. A herd of people everywhere, traffic, long lines of people trying to finish up their shopping list. Christmas is a few days away and if you haven’t decided yet what to serve consider getting a Master Carve Ham from Costco or Sams. No fuss no muss and you have a deliciously, easy, tender, juicy ham at the table.
What is a Carve Ham?
A boneless ham is a carve ham. That’s all there is. The term boneless ham and carve ham are interchangeable. The manufacturer has removed the bone which makes it easy to slice. A boneless ham is easier to carve.
What is a Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham?
Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham is sold by Costco. To my surprise, I also found this brand at Sam’s Club too. It is a boneless ham cut from a quality bone-in ham, smoked and cooked using a real Apple-wood. This is a Fully Cooked, Ready to Eat, Easy to Carve Ham from End to End and comes with its Natural Juices.
Each half ham is package and randomly weighs between 3.5 to 4.5 pounds. A 4.5 pound ham can easily serve 10 people. This Carve Ham doesn’t come with glaze. You have to make your own glaze. I just made a Filipino Pork Hamonado and I have leftover pineapple juice. See nothing goes to waste when I cook. I wonderfully glazed the outer area of the ham with a delectable Pineapple Brown Sugar glaze.
What part is the Carve Ham?
It is the pigs butt-end that is closer to the bone which is tender and tastier. This ham is leaner than a Spiral Sliced Ham but it also has a fatty section so your guest can select what part they prefer. It is way easier to slice from end to end.
What glaze to use with Carve Ham?
Some carve ham comes with a pre-mix glaze already. While some don’t. This Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham from Costco doesn’t come with glaze. My go-to glazing is the Pineapple Brown Sugar glaze that adds a subtle sweetness to this tender juicy ham. Glazing the ham is easy peasy.
How do you cook a Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham?
I made a video on how to cook this Carve Ham but for some reason I don’t know if I misplaced the SD card or totally wiped out the card since I also cannot find the video for the Filipino Fruit Salad. All these were made while I have family visiting from another state. We were busy running around and I never had the chance to transfer all my videos and pictures at that time. It is only now that I realized I am missing a card. Oh well, I hope to find it so I can post the video for this ham and the fruit salad.
Anyway here’s the Carving Ham Warming Instructions from the packaging. Also, I have added my own instructions when applying the Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze. Enjoy!
Update: Thank God I found my SD card. Here’s the video.
- 1 4.5 pounds Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
Read Carve Ham Warming Instructions.
In a small pot, combine 3/4 cup of the brown sugar and pineapple juice. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat.
Heat oven to 350 degree F. Remove ham from packaging and place flat side down in a 2 inch deep baking pan, fat side UP.
Pour pineapple juice mixture over ham. Cover ham tightly with aluminum foil to help retain moisture.
- Bake approximately 10 minutes per pound or until internal temperature reaches 130 deg F.
Remove ham from oven. Pour some liquid from pan over ham. Then spread evenly the remaining brown sugar.
- Broil until brown sugar starts to melt. Don’t burn.
Remove ham from oven. Again cover loosely with foil not touching the glaze. Let stand for 10 minutes until internal temperature reaches 140 degree F before slicing to serve.
- Refrigerate leftovers within two hours. Once opened use within 3 to 5 days or you may freeze in an air tight container for a month.
- You may add pineapple chunks when you put the ham in the oven or use it as a garnish.
- For a much tastier slice of ham fry it with a teaspoon to 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Glaze will burn easily so be next to the stove.