A freezer-friendly roast ham with pineapple sauce is not your usual dish. Still, this one is always a pleasant surprise for everyone else when I make it. It can be saved for a later time, so if you are feeling stressed before a big holiday or dinner party, just cook it and leave it ready.
This Freezer-Friendly Roast Ham with Pineapple Sauce Is Better Than You Think!
I decided to come up with this delicious combination one day when I had to prepare a family meal during the holidays. You can swap some things if you need them and make this dish fit your taste.
To start, gather your bone-in or boneless ham, can of crushed pineapple, light brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, salt, and Dijon mustard.
If you need to substitute some of these, try pork chops, pork loin, turkey, chicken, pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, and mustard powder.
I like preparing my ham in the oven, so I usually preheat it to 350 degrees F. I roast my ham for about 20 minutes, but the time may vary depending on the weight of your meat and whether it has a bone or not.
While the ham cooks, I like to prepare my sauce by adding the pineapple, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, salt, and mustard to a saucepan. It should boil and thicken after a few minutes.
To finish, serve the ham with the sauce on top or the side. Some things to accompany your tasty roast ham include white rice, rice noodles, or quinoa.
Freezing and Unfreezing the Ham
When you need to refrigerate the meal, simply allow it to cool down entirely, store it in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge for up to four days. You can microwave the ham when you are ready to eat it.
If you are going to freeze it, leave the ham unbaked, and in a safe container. Combine the other ingredients and keep them safe in a freezer bag or container for up to eight months.
Freezer-Friendly Roast Ham with Pineapple SauceCourse: Freezer Meal RecipesCuisine: Freezer-Friendly
5 lb (2.3 kg) boneless ham
1 can (454 g) pineapple, crushed
1 cup (128 g) light brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
- Put ham in a roasting pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes per pound until fully cooked.
- In the last 15 minutes of baking, combine pineapple, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, salt, and mustard in a medium saucepan.
- Cook while stirring constantly until sauce boils and thickens.
- Remove from heat.
- Remove the ham from the roasting pan.
- Carve ham and put pineapple sauce on the side before serving.
Looking to try another mouthwateringly delicious freezer-friendly meal? Check out this Freezer-Friendly Fried Coconut Rice recipe!