If you like ham, you've got to try this delicious Spiral Ham in a Crock pot. You just need three items for an amazing slow cooker ham!
How to Cook a Spiral Sliced Ham in the Crock Pot
Yup, you've got this. If you're thinking about cooking a ham for Christmas dinner but want to keep your oven space free, give this a try in the crockpot!
This is a SUPER easy recipe to make and most items (other than the Ham), you'll likely already have on hand.
(It's also gluten free . . . I've been making it at our house at Easter for years and am so excited to have that part of the meal already planned!)
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How do you cook a spiral ham in the crock pot?
There's not much to making a slow cooker ham in the crock pot – because it's really already cooked. What you're doing is applying a glaze and taking a long cooking time so it won't dry out!
To create a delicious ham in the slow cooker, place the pre-cooked Spiral cut Ham into the crockpot cut side down.
All you need to do after that is add your other ingredients for flavor (Brown sugar forms into a syrup and pineapple juice provides the sweetness for the magic ingredients in this recipe!). It creates a delicious brown sugar glaze that's perfect for any holiday dinner 🙂
If your Ham is too big for your crockpot, place the lid, cover the slow cooker and secure with aluminum foil, and as the ham cooks down through the day, you'll eventually be able to latch the lid with no difficulties.
How do you make a slow cooker ham without drying it out?
Spiral Hams are already pre-cooked, so the goal of a making a spiral ham in a crockpot is to impart flavors without drying it out.
Making ham in crockpot is one of the best ways to give LOTS of flavor and moisture to your ham. You can set it with your favorite flavors and let them meld together all day long.
Your home will smell wonderful, your oven will be free to stay open for all of your other side dishes, and you'll have a delicious meal ready to eat after just a few hours.
Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
- 2 Cups Brown Sugar Divided
- 1 7-9 pound Spiral Cut Ham
- 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.
- Rub remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar over the ham.
- Place ham in flat 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!
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We will likely have this slow cooker ham with our favorite Deviled Eggs recipe and a side of Hashbrown Casserole. This is a great meal to grab and put together for Easter OR Christmas – perfect for both. If you'd like a full menu plan idea sent to you, just fill out the form and we will get it right out!
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