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Crockpot Brown Sugar & Pineapple Glazed Ham

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Brown Sugar & Pineapple Glazed Ham is such a traditional recipe and the best part is how easy this recipe is to prepare in the Crockpot.

Sliced Baked Ham with pineapples and cherries

Oven space can become a problem when you are preparing a holiday dinner for occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. That’s when slow cooker recipes come in handy.

This is an easy way to prepare a slow cooker brown sugar pineapple ham.

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Simple Ingredients

I am using a Butt portion ham but you can also use boneless ham or a spiral cut ham if you like. This easy crock pot recipe makes the best ham with minimal effort.

  • Butt portion ham, about 7 lbs. for us
  • 1 can (15 oz.) sliced Pineapple in heavy syrup
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 9-12 whole cherries in syrup
Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

Step 1

Begin by adding a slow cooker liner to your crock pot like these, for easy clean-up. It’s one of my most favorite kitchen hacks.

Trim any excess fat from the ham if needed. Place ham flat side down in the slow cooker.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

Step 2

Drain the pineapple juice into a small bowl or a large measuring cup as shown.

Then blend the brown sugar and pineapple juice together to create the glaze for the ham.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

Step 3

Pour the brown sugar pineapple glaze slowly over the top of the ham allowing it to drain down the sides. The excess juice will rest in the bottom of the crock pot which is fine.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish.

Use round toothpicks, like these, to place the pineapple rings all over the ham. Do not add the cherries at this time. Those pineapple rings add a yummy flavor along with the juices to make this a true Brown Sugar and Pineapple Glazed ham.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

Set the Crockpot to low and cook for about 5 hours. Adjust the cooking time according to whatever size ham you may be cooking. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 160°.

I use a digital meat thermometer like this one when I am cooking meat and I love it. It works great no matter what method you use to cook meat.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

Ham is done when internal temperature reaches 160°

Once the ham is done, carefully lift from the Crockpot onto a serving platter. Use the tips of the toothpicks to place the cherries onto.

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Pineapple ham recipe. Turn a classic ham into a delicious and beautiful holiday dish

After slicing my Brown sugar and Pineapple ham, I plate it onto a serving platter add pineapples and cherries.

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Crockpot Brown Sugar & Pineapple Glazed Ham

Sliced Baked Ham with pineapples and cherries

A simple and easy Crockpot Brown Sugar & Pineapple Glazed Ham. Tender, delicious and juicy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Butt portion ham (mine is 7 lbs.)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can sliced pineapples in heavy syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 9-12 whole cherries in syrup

Instructions

  1. Trim any excess fat from the ham if needed. Place ham flat side down in the slow cooker.
  2. Drain the pineapple juice into a small bowl or a large measuring cup as shown.
  3. Then blend the brown sugar and pineapple juice together to create the glaze for the ham.
  4. Pour the brown sugar pineapple glaze slowly over the top of the ham allowing it to drain down the sides. The excess juice will rest in the bottom of the crock pot which is fine.
  5. Use round toothpicks to place the pineapple rings all over the ham. Do not add the cherries at this time. 
  6. Set the Crockpot to low and cook for about 5 hours. Adjust the cooking time according to whatever size ham you may be cooking. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 160°.
  7. Once the ham is done, carefully lift from the Crockpot onto a serving platter. Use the tips of the toothpicks to place the cherries onto.
  8. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Adjust your cooking time accordingly to the size of ham you cook. Use a good digital meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 160° for pork.

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9 Comments

  1. This is nearly the same way I make ham. Thank you Shirley for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  2. This is my favorite way to make ham. I love the flavor that the pineapples give to it. I always loved the cherries, too, but apparently everyone else in my family has an aversion to cherries! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle, Shirley. Pinning & Sharing.

  3. Hi Shirley, just hopping back to let you know that I featured your recipe at this week’s Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party.

  4. It sounds delicious! 🙂 I’ve never made ham before, but I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for sharing at the Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party.

  5. Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Link Party. Love the idea of this beautiful ham dish in a crockpot. Way to free up the oven for other dishes! Looks delicious.

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