Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham

Ditch the oven and take the time to learn how to smoke a ham this Easter. Make your own pineapple bourbon and honey glaze for a sweet and crunchy crust. This easy smoked ham recipe shows you how to smoke a ham on the Grilla or Silverbac wood pellet smoker.


  • Spiral Cut Ham or any pre-cooked ham
  • 18 oz. Pineapple Preserves
  • 1/3 cup Dark Molasses
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Mustard
  • 1/3c to 1/2c Grilla AP Rub


Glaze: Combine over low heat and continue to stir for about 20min or until the glaze thickens. Remove from heat and let cool to continue thickening.

Ham: Smoke at 225 degrees for 4-6hrs or until happy with color. Glaze every 10-15min during the final hour of smoking.

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Have Ham on a Pellet Grill Anytime

Far too many people relegate ham to just holidays. It may be because whole hams are not on sale other times of the year. However, when you create a smoked ham on a grill, you actually stretch your food budget. Plus, you add a whole new protein option to your typical meals.

How does making this award-winning ham recipe give you much more than meets the eye?

  • You can easily carve up and freeze parts of the ham from your pellet grill. Whatever you cannot use today, you can definitely use down the road. Your ham will keep frozen for a few months. Just make sure to label it.
  • You will be able to serve ham steaks one night and other recipes with smoked ham the following days. Consider adding diced ham to your omelets and scrambled eggs, or create some smoked mac and cheese dotted with diced ham.
  • You can boil the ham bone. If you buy a ham with the bone in, make sure you boil the ham bone after you have completely carved away the meat. Ham bone broth makes a great starter for all those homemade soups.

Why wait until the calendar says it is a holiday to have some smoked ham? Treat yourself to this everyday delicacy right now.

Pairings for Your Smoked Ham From the Grill

After you learn how to smoke a ham on the grill, you will want to make sure you complement your main ingredient with other dishes.

Here are some of our favorite sides to go with pellet-cooked ham:

  • Cruciferous veggies. These include cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Not surprisingly, they can also be cooked on your grill. Their slightly bitter undertones pair delightfully with sweet ham.
  • Potatoes and other starches. From sweet potatoes to red, white and blue mini-potato varieties, you have a world of starches available. Try smoking them for extra flavor.
  • Fresh salad. Going a bit on the lighter side? Serve hot slices of juicy ham alongside a cool salad. The contrast is refreshingly delectable!

Dive into hog heaven today. Make our award-winning ham recipe for your family and friends.


Referenced Products

Silverbac Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

Grilla Grills come from the jungle. Not the Amazon. We ship every order as fast and efficient as mammally possible. So the sooner you buy, the sooner you shall receive. Grilla Grills Silverbac wood pellet grill gives you rich wood flavor in a quick grill or an all-day smoke.

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

The Grilla Pro wood pellet smoker grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber.

All Purpose Rub 12 oz.

If you're looking to add versatility and flavor to your BBQ, grab a bottle of Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub. Recommended by pro team grill members, Grilla Grills All Purpose BBQ Rub contains the perfect blend of spices to up your grillin' game.
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