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Crock pot ham is so easy and honestly, it is my go to when I am making a ham for the holidays or any event.

Crock pot ham

You can just throw it in the crock pot and it’s done in 3-4 hours. It is so tender and has the best flavor. I call this my Pineapple Sugar Ham and everyone in the family always ask me to make it for gatherings, especially Easter!

Make this crock pot ham for any holiday or event for a quick, easy and delicious main dish.

1 4-5 pound precooked spiral cut ham

1 cup of brown sugar

1/2 cup of maple syrup

1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits with juice

Yellow mustard (optional)


crock pot ham

In a 6 quart slow cooker, place the cup of brown sugar all over the bottom. Then drizzle the maple syrup over the brown sugar. Next, spread open the slices of the ham a bit so the juices can get in to the ham, and then place the ham in the crock pot. You can put the ham in the crock pot however you like, I just sit in there with the flat side facing the front of slow cooker (see pics). Sometimes you have to get creative to make it fit.  Then pour the pineapple with juice over the ham. Next, I take mustard drizzle it over the top of the ham. This is optional but I think it adds a great flavor. I didn’t measure the mustard, use as little or as much as you like. You don’t have to use mustard at all, the flavor will still be great. You could also use a spicy mustard if you would like a spicy flavor.

Cook the ham on low for 3-4 hours. Before I take the ham out of the crock pot, I will spoon the juices over the entire ham several times.

After you slice the ham, you can also put some of the juices and pineapple over the ham slices. This ham is my go to for the holidays. It’s so good with my buttermilk biscuits for breakfast and the leftovers make the PERFECT ham sandwiches.

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  1. Marsha Staley says:

    Questions — boneless ham, or bone-in ham?…… hard to tell from picture! Also, if it’s already a spiral cut ham, what slicing is needed (“after you slice the ham”).

    • The Southern Lady says:

      It’s a boneless ham and as far as slicing, I was just referring to slicing a piece off, yes it is a spiral sliced ham, but I still had to complete the slicing process.

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