Crock Pot Ham - The Southern Lady Cooks

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. 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 and Christmas.

This crock pot ham has simple ingredients.

Precooked spiral cut ham

Brown sugar

Maple syrup

Pineapple tidbits with juice

Yellow mustard (optional)

These 5 ingredients are delicious and wonderful on ham. We love the pineapple with the brown sugar. The mustard is optional but it does give the ham a little tang to offset the sweetness.

If you are anything like my family we love biscuits with our ham. Our cathead biscuits went viral last year and they are our absolute favorite to enjoy with ham. We like to make extra biscuits so we can enjoy ham biscuits with our leftovers. This ham is so easy to make it’s honestly wonderful year round.

Once you have enjoyed all the ham biscuits you can take any other leftover ham and make our Best Ever Ham Salad. This easy ham salad has wonderful reviews and is super easy to make.

Crock Pot Ham - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Crock Pot Ham

This is the perfect way to make a ham. We love to make it like this for the holidays!
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 2 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 4-5 lb 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


  • 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.
  • Then pour the pineapple with juice over the ham. Next, I take the mustard and drizzle it over the top of the ham.
  • 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.


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. 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. Do you use light or dark brown sugar?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can use either one.

  2. Where do you get your ham from? What type is it?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Per the recipe, it is a precooked spiral ham. You can get one at any grocery store.

  3. If I use a ham that is not spiral cut would I need to adjust the time in the crockpot any at all? I have already purchased a ham and it is a semi-boneless smoked ham. Would love to try this recipe if you think it would work!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, the cooking time would be the same as long as it is a pre-cooked ham.

  4. I might try this Christmas ,Thanksgiving is turkey time .I bake a turkey in a oven bag

  5. 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”).

    1. 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.

      1. Could you use ham with a bone in it also .
        And not slice

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        You can use any precooked ham that you like. Thanks!