I’m going to keep this one short and sweet: if you like ham, you’ve got to try this oh-so-easy-but-incredibly-delicious-slow cooker ham. It’s perfect. And easy. And all you have to do is add three items to your slow cooker in the morning.
Yup, you’ve got this.
(It’s also gluten free . . . I’ll be making it at our house this Easter for my mother-in-law and am so excited to have that part of the meal already planned!)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened Pineapple Juice
- 2 cups brown sugar (divided)
- 1 picnic ham (I used a 6.5 lb. Semi Boneless Cumberland Gap Ham ~ it just fit in my crockpot, so you probably want to watch to make sure you don't get one much larger than that.)
- Pour pineapple juice in the bottom of the crockpot (I just used the juices from a can of chopped pineapple).
- Add 1 1/2 cups brown sugar on top of the pineapple.
- Place ham in fat side down.
- Cover and cook on low 8 hours. (You may baste it if you want to once during the day, but I left it alone.)
- Slice and serve ~ done!
Note: if the ham is just a bit too big for your crockpot, you can put the lid on and secure with aluminum foil. The ham will cook down throughout the day, and should fit nicely by dinnertime!
Here are the sale items you’ll want to watch for this week (1/31/13) to pinch those pennies on this meal:
- Cumberland Gap Ham On Sale $1.99/lb. at Publix (regularly $3.29/lb.)
- Use $0.75/1 Dixie Crystals Product-Granulated, Poly Light Brown, Dark Brown, Powdered, or Redi-Measure Light Brown Sugar printable
If you’ve tried out a great slow cooker recipe I’d love the recipe. . . there are so many good ones, and since I’m planning to keep Mrs. Potts busy this month, I’d love to try out a few of your suggestions! Leave a comment HERE to share your tips.
Need a slow cooker to get started? Here are a few decent deals on Amazon:
- Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker for just $29 (regularly $39.99)
- Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker $49, regularly $59.99
- Crock-Pot SCVT650-PS 6-1/2-Quart Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel $79.99 (regularly $119.99)
- Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cookerto $46 (regularly $110)