Sheet Pan Perfect Pineapple Ham

Pineapple ham cooked in a pan with fruit and nut garnishes

A Delicious Pineapple Dinner

Some might argue that pineapple doesn’t belong in a savory dish, but we say you can’t knock it until you try it! Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we think we can convince the non-believers with this delicious new take on a classic ham and pineapple sheet pan recipe. This tempting dish combines the sweetness of our pineapples with the savory goodness of ham, creating a flavor combination that will have you begging for seconds.

Where Did the Iconic Ham and Pineapple Duo Come From?

Pineapples have a long and rich history dating all the way back to the 1400s! But it wasn’t until the 20th century, with the rise of canned goods, that the classic pineapple and ham duo came to be. The companies selling these canned pineapples, like Del Monte and Libby’s, were looking for a way to appeal to consumers, considering that anything that came in a can didn’t sound very appetizing.

Businesses began printing ads on women’s magazine pages to rebrand the idea behind canned fruit. Things got even tastier in 1925 when a printed headline read “99 Tempting Pineapple Treats.” The magazine contained a recipe for baked ham with pineapple, and the recipe became a hit!

Cross section of a delicious ham.

Our Take on the Sheet Pan Pineapple Ham Recipe

While adding pineapple to your ham might spruce up your dish while also making your taste buds happy, this delicious fruit has many other benefits that are sure to leave you feeling even better about your dinner choices. Pineapples are great for your digestive system since they contain a high amount of fiber. The pineapple fiber will attract water and slow down the absorption in your stomach, making it easier for your digestive system to absorb the food you just consumed.

This pan perfect pineapple ham dinner isn’t just delicious but is sure to leave your stomach feeling happy after you’ve had a couple of servings.


  • 1 Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ pounds of high-quality ham, sliced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish


Preheat and Prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place parchment paper on a sheet pan for easy cleanup.

Pineapple and ham:

  1. Place the ham slices evenly on the sheet pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix diced Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until it is well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture over the ham, making sure each slice is fully covered.


  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the edges of the ham start to caramelize and the pineapple gets a golden shade.

Garnish and serve:

  1. Sprinkle some rosemary over the sheet pan pineapple ham for a fresh finish.
  2. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Ready for Dessert?

Once you’ve finished your meal and find yourself craving something sweet, check out this gluten-free pineapple upside down cake recipe – so delicious that it might take the spotlight away from the pineapple and ham sheet pan dinner! Or maybe they can share the limelight, who knows!

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