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Slow cooker holiday ham

Sweet and tangy holiday ham...a surefire favourite that is crazy easy to prepare
Crock Pot Ham
Ham is a favourite Easter entree, and this recipe is as easy as an entree gets! Photo: supplied

Crock Pot Ham is my favourite holiday ham recipe!, with just 4 ingredients to add to the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Brown sugar and pineapple provide a sweet, tangy flavour for this quick and easy ham recipe that takes just minutes to prepare.


A two (2) - 7 lb ham boneless or bone-in

1 20- oz can sliced pineapple

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp ground cloves


Place ham in the crock pot. Ham from grocery stores is pre-cooked, so if your ham doesn’t fit, simply cut a portion off and refrigerate it or freeze it for later use.

Open the can of sliced pineapple and drain the juice out into a separate bowl. You will use all of the juice! Measure out your 1/3 cup of brown sugar and add it to the pineapple juice, whisking to dissolve. Add in the 1/2 tsp of ground cloves and whisk to combine.

Arrange the slices of pineapple all over the surface of your ham and in between slices. Place candied cherries inside the pineapple. Pour the pineapple juice mixture on top.

Replace the lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours. Bone-In hams will take 5-6 hours to fully heat up. If you have a smaller, 2-4 lb ham, aim for 2 hours of cooking time.