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Hawaiian Ham Loaf {Pennsylvania Dutch Food}

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[intro]Hawaiian Ham Loaf is a Pennsylvanian Dutch food. What makes this ham loaf recipe different is the pineapple added to become a Hawaiian recipe! If you are looking for a way to use up leftover ham this ham loaf recipe is perfect. [/intro]


Hawaiian Ham Loaf title


Pennsylvania Dutch Food

I am from Pennsylvania, so Pennsylvania Dutch food was something I grew up with. I never realized that some of the Pennsylvania Dutch food I knew and loved wasn’t enjoyed in other states until I moved to Florida. 


Hawaiian Ham Loaf on white plate on wood board


What Is Ham Loaf?

What is ham loaf? When I was at work, I said I was making a ham loaf recipe. Imagine my surprise when no one had any idea about what a ham loaf was. I was asked what is a ham loaf?

A ham loaf recipe is ground ham made like a meatloaf. It is a Pennsylvania Dutch food that I have grown up with. 

Cooking Tip:

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Food that’s crowded into a cast-iron skillet or sheet tray gets steamed and soggy instead of crisp – Source: Epicurious.


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Ham Loaf Recipe

The grocery store had some beautiful little tavern hams on sale. I bought 2 of them. The ham I used in the Hawaiian Ham Salad recipe. The other for this ham loaf recipe.

Instead of putting pineapple rings on top the ham loaf recipe why not put pineapple in the ham loaf. Make it more Hawaiian recipe.


Hawaiian Ham Loaf from Seduction in the Kitchen

Glaze For Ham Loaf

With the pineapple inside the ham loaf, what about a glaze for ham loaf? Using a glaze my mom has made for Easter hams, I decided that would be best for this Hawaiian Ham Loaf. It would add to the sweetness.


Hawaiian Ham Loaf

Leftover Ham

The glaze was perfect for this ham loaf recipe. It is perfect for using leftover ham. If you like meatloaf, you will love this Hawaiian Ham Loaf.


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Hawaiian Ham Loaf on white plate on wooden board on table


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Yield: 10 Servings

Hawaiian Ham Loaf Recipe

Hawaiian Ham Loaf

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is a Pennsylvanian Dutch food. What makes this ham loaf recipe different is the pineapple added to become a Hawaiian recipe! If you are looking for a way to use up leftover ham this ham loaf recipe is perfect.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


Ham Loaf

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, bread crumbs, and pepper.
  2. Add the mustard, pepper, and brown sugar to the mixture. Beat well.
  3. Next, add onion, pineapple, ham and pork; mix well.
  4. In a shallow baking pan, shape meat mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval. Insert a meat thermometer. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients.
  6. Spoon over loaf and bake 40 minutes longer or until the thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with glaze.
  7. Take out the oven, serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 1015mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 30g

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Sunday 19th of March 2017

This looks like a great way to use up ham! Pineapple and ham go so well together - yum! :)

Mike T

Saturday 4th of March 2017

Ham loaf takes me back to my childhood! Our mother was in and out of the hospital in the years before she died, and when dad was in charge,we were at the mercy of quick meals from a workaholic during the work week. One of those was ham loaf from a small grocer near our house in Akron. He would pick up a ham loaf on his way home from work, toss it in the oven to heat up, and serve some corn or peas or beans as a side. We loved it, but after three nights in a row of ham loaf, we asked for a bit more variety!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

That is true, having it 3 nights a week, it gets old quickly. My mom it was always buttered peas on the side

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