Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham

   My Grandma Jennings was an amazing lady. I miss her so much. She's been gone for 7 years now, and I still think about her every day. She was a very elegant, high class lady, that made the most delicious food. I have so many great memories playing at her house as a kid, and I especially loved the meals she made.

  This year for Thanksgiving, I decided to carry on one of Grandma's traditions of making a ham, as well as a turkey for the big feast! I love ham, and always looked forward getting to enjoy turkey AND ham when we would have Thanksgiving at her house.

   I decided to make it a bit easier on me, and tried this recipe for a ham cooked in a crock pot! The verdict?....  It was the most delicious thing my taste buds have enjoyed in awhile! The flavors were so good,  and with how easy it was to do, it will forever be my go-to ham recipe!

Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham

7-8 pound spiral-cut ham (bone-in or boneless)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 cups pineapple juice

Directions: Use a 6-7 quart crock pot. Unwrap ham from wrapper, and discard the flavor packet. Place ham inside crock pot, flat side down. Rub the brown sugar over all sides of the ham. Then pour on the maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Baste ham with juices an hour or so before serving. When cooking is done, carefully remove ham from crock pot and place on a cutting board. Let rest 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy ♥

Recipe source: A Year of Slow Cooking


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

What a great way to prepare ham! We have ham at Christmas and I've been looking for ways to make it!

So Domesticated said...

Yum... your ham looks great!

Michelle said...

This sounds so good. I love the flavor of the pineapple with the ham.

Ashley @ Strawberry Sprinkles said...

That is fantastic! It also opens up the oven for the other baking you have to do! I love this. Thank you for such a great way to cook a ham. It never even occurred to me. This is basically the recipe I use minus the maple syrup. It sounds interesting may have to include that this year.

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

Oooh! I'll have to try this for Easter this year :) Thanks!

Kari Lindsay said...

There is nothing that I don't like about this ham, I especially love that it's your grandma's recipe!

Tara Leigh Lindow said...

I am making this for Easter today!!! I cannot wait!!! Thank you for this awesome idea!!! I've been bragging about this recipe all week!!

Heather said...

Has anybody tried it in the oven with the brown sugar/pineapple rub? My ham is too big for my crock pot. :(

Heather said...

Has anybody tried it in the oven with the brown sugar/pineapple rub? My ham is too big for my crock pot. :(

The Lutz's said...

I've used this recipe at Easter and Christmas the past two years. It's absolutely perfect, the ham is delicious and moist. And I love the space left in my oven for the other goodies. I just wanted to comment as I pull up your recipe to look over it before I get the few ingredients I need this year. Thanks for sharing, my whole family now looks forward to the holiday ham each year : )