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An image of a baked ham in a cast iron skillet with a pineapple on top. There is also winter salad, more baked pineapples a carving knife set and holiday sprigs on the table.

Wood-Fired Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

A wood-fired baked ham is a wonderful way to make a simple holiday meal extra special! The ham is moist, tender, and delicious on the inside, while the outside is sweet, sticky, and slightly charred from the brown sugar glaze. Make a slightly bigger ham than you will eat at the one sitting, to ensure leftovers for sandwiches!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine North American
Servings 8 -10 People


  • 1 buffet ham Milieu de Cuisse Fumee – mid-thigh smoked – approximately 5 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Pineapple Slices for Serving

  • 1 whole ripe pineapple rind removed, sliced into 8-10 slices, core removed


  • Preheat the Ooni Karu 16 oven to 350°F.
  • Place the ham, flat side down in the Ooni Cast Iron Skillet Pan (9”).
  • Combine orange juice, Dijon mustard and rosemary. Brush over ham.
  • Bake the ham for 10-15 minutes uncovered, rotating 3-4 times until exterior of ham is beginning to char.
  • Pour 2 table spoons of water into the skillet and cover tightly with foil.
  • Roast at 325°F for 60 minutes, turning ¼ turn every 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, create a slurry with half the orange juice and cornstarch (mixing in a small bowl before adding it to the glaze to avoid the corn starch lumping in the glaze) combine glaze ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • After 60 minutes remove the ham from the oven and add fuel to increase the heat to 425°F.
  • Brush the ham with the glaze and return to the oven until the glaze is caramelized (tips - turn the ham often to avoid the sugar burning – keep the fuel hatch open if the flames are rolling to much towards the ham).
  • Cook until the ham has reached an internal temperature of 140°F (about 15 minutes).
  • When the ham is cooked, remove it from the oven, cover with foil and set aside while you grill the pineapple slices.
  • Place the Ooni Duel-Sided Grizzler Plate in the oven and increase the heat to 450°F. Preheat the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Brush the pineapple slices on both sides with the liquid in the bottom of the ham pan.
  • Place the slices directly on the hot Grizzler pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Serve the hot pineapple slices with the ham so that every guest gets a juicy slice. Enjoy!


A smoked ham has been cooked. Be sure to check the package to ensure it says it is "fully cooked". A fully cooked ham just needs to be heated through… cook to 140°F. Substitute any quality smoked ham as available.
Use a fruit wood (like apple or cherry) to add a little extra flavour to the ham & pineapple.
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