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Cook Time 6 hrs
Temp Low

Yep, it's always super snappy to ham it up with your slow-cooker!

Used 6-quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 Ham, pre-cooked, bone-in, spiral cut
  • 3 Cups Brown sugar
  • 1 Can pineapple tidbits, undrained

Directions

  1. Step One

    Cover the bottom of the crock with brown sugar.

  2. Step Two

    Place ham on top of the brown sugar and add the pineapple tidbits with the juice. Sprinkle ham with more brown sugar.

  3. Step Three

    Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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  1. kim

    SOO great, I featured this ham in my latest blog entry! Check it out here!! http://writingmyryan.blogspot.com/2013/06/crock-pot-sweet-ham.html

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  2. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Shannon,
    You can always cut off a section and tuck it on the side.

  3. Shannon S.

    I’ve made this before but it must have been boneless because now I can’t get it to fit and I can’t cut it to make it fit (bone is in the way). If I cover it with aluminum foil and tuck the ends between the crock and the base, do you think that would be okay?

  4. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sure can Becki! Go for it girl!

  5. Becki

    Can I use a whole ham without the bone that is not spiral???

  6. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Yes Patricia you sure can!

    And beautiful blog Whitney! I wish we had scenery like that around here!! Thanks for including the CG’s ham recipe :)

    So sorry Katie! That’s such a disappointment when a recipe flops like that girl :/ But I am thinking that if your ham was super dried out then you must have a crock that cooks way hot. Some crocks on the market BOIL on the warm setting. That’s really not **slow** cooking when it BOILS on warm. Next time, I would just cut your cook times in half and check to see if your food is done.

    Yes Penny you can girl! Cut that baby to fit your crock. Sorry…I probably didn’t catch this question in time :(

    You sure can Heather!

  7. Patricia

    Could I use a boneless spiral ham for this recipe???

  8. whitney

    Check out my latest post about comfort foods where I include this recipe!
    http://whitneygoller.blogspot.com/2013/02/home-is-here.html

    whitney goller

  9. Melissa

    Melissa

    Very good!

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  10. Gwen

    I made this for Christmas Dinner and it was a huge hit! I cooked mine for 7 hours and the first few layers of ham caramelized. It was delicious for dinner and we have been enjoying the leftovers as well. Will definitely be cooking this ham again. THANKS

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  11. katie

    This was DISGUSTING! What a waste of money! I Followed this recipe to a T except that I actually shut it off much sooner because it was dried out and practically INEDIBLE! I am soo disappointed!

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  12. scott

    Made this for Christmas was told by many that it is the best Ham they have ever had.

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  13. Penny J.

    Help! The ham I bought is too wide for the crock! Can I cut off the end?

  14. Heather

    I’m planning on making this for Christmas and all I have are frozen pineapple chunks. Can I use them and if so should i change anything?

  15. Sandy G.

    I made this Ham two days ago for a Christmas party and it was a hit! Everyone loved it as well as my husband and I. However, this was my first time ever cooking a ham so I watched the video the night before. I woke up in the morning to start the ham before work and I was a little disappointed. The video said if the ham doesn’t fit in the crock pot just cut off the top, as this was my first time ever cooking a ham (or buying one) I didn’t even think about the fact that it was bone in and that it would create a problem later. When it didn’t fit I remembered what you said in the video about cutting the top off and I tried to cut it but realized the bone went all the way through the ham from top to bottom and would not be able to cut the ham. The video made it sound like it was no big deal when in fact I was not able to cook the ham in the crock pot due to the fact that it wouldn’t fit. I was frantically trying to figure out what to do and had to end up using the same recipe but cooking it in the oven after work. I was really looking forward to cooking this in the crock pot and bummed that the video made it sound so easy to make it fit in the crock pot when I couldn’t cut the ham due to the bone.

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  16. marie

    I am making this for a Christmas party. I was wondering if some of the water is going to evaporite? I did what the recipe said to do.

  17. Julie

    I wanted to make this for Christmas but was wondering what size ham was used in the recipe?

  18. Christie

    I will be trying this for the first time this Christmas. I wanted to get your opinion on adding a few other ingredients. When I make my ham in the oven, I use pineapple and brown sugar, but I usually add a bit of mustard and ground cloves to the pineapple juice to pour over the ham to form a glaze of some sort. Do you think that would still be an ok addition?

  19. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    It shouldn’t change much at all, if any, Karen. Merry Crockin’!

  20. Tina

    I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit…My husband loved it so much, he said that was the best ham he ever had…Thanks Crockin Girls!!

  21. karen

    cooking today if the ham is only 4lbs does the cooking time change?

  22. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    That should be fine, Sheena. I doubt you’ll need to reduce the cooking time, just watch it. :))

  23. Sheena

    I am wanting to make this ham for christmas but accidently bought a boneless spiral ham. Will the cooking time the same?

  24. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Donette, you can use a diet soda or about 1/2 a cup of water.

  25. Donette1957

    I want to cook a large spiral cut ham in a big crock, but I don’t want all the added sugar, including the pineapple. Any suggestions?

  26. Dawn

    After reading the reviews, I made a couple changes. I covered the slow cooker with foil to hold all the moisture in and covered with the lid. I also only cooked it for 4 hours. Result: the best ham! Moist and juicy! And so simple!

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  27. Tonya

    Well, mine is cooking in the crockpot right now for Thanksgiving Day! If it works today, I may be making it like this for Christmas too! Cross your fingers!! :)

  28. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    No, Alma. If your crock cooks hot with other recipes then you’ll want to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, you should be good to go!

  29. Alma

    I have a 7-quart slow cooker, so will the cook timing change?

  30. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Debbie, you can cook it the same.

  31. Roxy

    Oh okay, great! Thank you! :)

  32. Debbie

    How could this recipe be revised for a whole smoked ham (not spiral)??

  33. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Your cooking time won’t change, Roxy :))

  34. Roxy

    My crockpot is a 4qt. Obviously, I should use a smaller ham, but what would you suggest my cooking time be?

  35. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Heather, I’ve heard of others cutting slits in the ham like you would a roast. I think that just lets some of the flavor into the ham. But, otherwise, I think you can make it in the same manner.

    Teresa! Yay! Glad you found us, too! Our ham was 5lbs and it barely fit into our crock. I guess your Breville is quite a bit bigger than our slow cooker! Your ham is already cooked, it’s really just a matter of heating it up and allowing your yummy flavors to be infused in the ham. If you’re concerned about it overcooking, you can always plan on 7-8 hours and then if it’s done after 5 just turn it to warm. 7-8 hours was perfect for our ham, though. Hope that helps!

  36. Teresa

    Hello. I am so excited to find your website. I love slow cooking as well as any cooking. Anyway, I have a breville, slow cooker (love it). I bought a nine pound, cooked, spiral smoked ham for turkey day. Should I use the same recipe as you listed? Also, I’ve read on other sites that over five hours for a spiral is too long. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance..

  37. heather

    Is the cook time different is its a “boneless” ham?

  38. Shantal

    Shantal

    Super easy and soooo good! Candied ham !!

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  39. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Kelli, we used a spiral cut ham, too. Maybe the size of the ham needed to be bigger. You want your ham to fill your slow cooker, so if your ham was small and there was a lot of extra space in your slow cooker it may have just cooked too fast. I’d suggest using a larger ham, or smaller crock! Also, some crocks cook a lot hotter. We’ve found the Rival and Hamilton Beach cook food a lot faster!!!! If this is what you have and you’re needing extra time, try freezing your ham overnight next time. That should buy you some extra crockin’ time!

  40. Kelli

    This would have a 5 for taste, but I think in my case this was an operator error. I went with a smaller ham that was pre-sliced, but I still left it in for my whole work day because I thought it would be okay. Not so much… The flavor was great, but the ham was so overcooked it basically melted in our mouths into a hammy paste. Bleck! Like I said, I wholeheartedly believe this was my fault for using a pre-sliced ham. I wanted to use one though because I don’t have an electric knife to cut a regular one. Do you have any suggestions for this recipe for a smaller, pre-sliced ham?

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  41. KAREN

    Tasted great. It was a little overcooked, and fell off the bone as well. I would make it again, but I would probably find a smaller ham so I didn’t have to cut any off, and probably only cook it for 4-5 hours.

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  42. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    I just saw this, Karen. I hope I’m catching you in time. I would just watch it as it cooks. Not all slow cookers cook the same. Some cook very hot and you can’t leave your food in them as long as others. The ham is already pre-cooked, so it could be done in as little as 4 hours depending on the size of your ham and how hot your crock cooks. We used an 8 lb ham and we had to cut a little off to fit in our crock, too. But ours turned out yummy.

  43. KAREN

    Just read Amy’s review. I wished I had read this an hour ago. I just put my spiral ham in the crockpot, and had to cut it so it would fit also. I hope mine doesn’t suffer the same fate. Also, I didn’t have pineapple tidbits and used crushed pineapple I’ll definitely keep my eye on it.

  44. Amy

    I am bummed that this one didn’t work for me. I bought a spiral cut, bone-in honey ham. It was too big for the crock so I ended up having to cut some of the meat off the bone and stick it in next to the rest. I cooked on low for 6 hours. When I got home that night, it was a bowl of liquid. I had to fish pieces of ham out that were floating in the liquid. All of it fell off the bone. Some of it was too dry and other pieces were fine, but it was dripping wet from floating in liquid and had a dark discoloring that made it not so appetizing. It also had a weird salty aftertaste. Even the pineapple tasted salty.

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  45. Christina

    I have used this recipe twice with a regular ham (not spiral cut) and it has come out great! I like ham, but I’m usually not crazy about it leftover and I loved this leftover. I did cut the ham as if I were going to put cloves in it (but didn’t).

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  46. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    I think you’ll need more than 3 hours…maybe 4-5 depending on how hot your crock cooks. :)

  47. Lindsay

    Cool! Thanks so much! Should I still put it on low for 6 and just make sure I check on it after like…3?

  48. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Just use enough brown sugar to make a layer that will cover the bottom of your crock (if you watch the video we don’t even use all 3 cups). A regular size of pineapple tidbits should be okay…I don’t think you can have too many pineapples. Of course, if you think that’s too much when you’re putting it all together, just use 1/2 the can and snack on the rest!

  49. Lindsay

    Hey ladies!
    I only have 3lb cured ham. How much brown sugar and what size can of pineapple can I use?

  50. Jennifer H.

    I have this in my crock pot right now for our dinner tonight, looks and smells great! I also, sprinkled the sppice packet it came with on top of the ham instead of more brown sugar. Thanks!

  51. Connie S.

    You can use any kind of ham you want. We just had a hog processed and I used what they called a “ham roast”. It is cut like a chuck roast since there are just two of us at home. It was absolutely fabulous. I made it Saturday, used some of the left overs last night and it was still so juicey. I plan on using the last of the ham in augratin potatoes tonight :)

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  52. Leslie B.

    Made the Crockin Ham for Easter yesterday. I used only half a bag of brown sugar, put the spiral ham in face down, poured the pineapple over the top, then I poured the glaze mix that came with the spiral ham on top as well. Turned on the crock on low as we left for Easter Sunrise service and by 1:00 we sat down to a great Easter dinner! Family loved the ham, said it tasted as good as a honeybaked ham and if you have ever had one of those hams before, you know they are good! Great receipe – thanks for sharing!

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  53. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sounds like your house is happy, Leslie! Glad it was a hit :) Happy Crockin’ y’all!

  54. Sherry D.

    Usually you can find a spiral ham at Aldis most of the time.

  55. Beth B.

    Our Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club carry them year-round.

  56. Carolyn S.

    Gosh, I was REALLY looking forward to making this recipe today, and have been wanting to, for the past week or so, and was finally going to do it, and then we could NOT find a spiral slice ham at any of our HEB’s. :( My hubby finally asked them about it, and they said they only carry them during the holiday seasons. So Crockin’Girls, do y’all only make this recipe during the holidays? Or if you make it during other times, what kind of ham do you buy? My son loves ham, and I was really excited about this recipe, b/c he’s so picky. Unless you can give me any other ideas of how to do it w/ another kind of ham, and what kind, I guess I’ll have to wait til Easter… :(.

  57. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Nancy, a 32 oz bag will work. Remember, you have to cover the bottom of your slow cooker before putting in the ham and then cover it with more brown sugar if your ham does not come with a glaze mix.

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  59. Marci W.

    I made the the name today with mashed sweet potatoes! Amazing.

  60. Nancy A.

    Ham recipe looks great but what size package of brown sugar should I use?

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  62. Julie W.

    Didn’t make the brownies, but LOVED the ham and sweet potatoes:)

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  64. Selena T.

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  65. Anita M.

    The ham was amazing!!! I will be making this again!

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