We realize some people are allergic to pineapple. If that’s the case, you could experiment with several different fruit alternatives in this recipe.
For example, mango, orange, or peach pair well with ham. Many people successfully use orange or lime juice in this recipe to add a perfect touch of acidity and sweetness.
Is there a substitute for brown sugar in this recipe?
Honey or maple syrup are common swaps. Another idea is to try agave. Agave nectar or agave syrup is a healthy sweetener that can be a great substitute when making pineapple ham steaks.
To substitute agave for brown sugar use a 3/4 ratio. Use 3/4 cup of agave nectar for every cup of brown sugar.