Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham is a super last minute addition to our Easter meal around here because we had actually been planning on getting a Honeybaked ham! Growing up the flavor of Easter to me has always been that same familiar flavor. We would get there early to pick up our hams, fighting the crowds the whole way. Since moving a couple of years ago we haven’t been local to a store so I’ve been making my own and missing the old familiar flavors.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

NO MORE. This Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham is amazing and so easy it is almost offensive. I love that it warms through in the slow cooker because the ovens are already working overtime with everything else and I can just set the slow cooker and forget about it. Even better, we leave it plugged in through the meal so the ham stays perfectly warm.

I use crushed pineapple in this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham because I find the chunks to be hard to keep on the ham. They mostly just fall off  the side and because it is in the slow cooker people don’t really see them. With the crushed pineapple it makes this amazing crust between the pineapple and the brown sugar. Then you get a better amount of pineapple with each person’s serving. Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

Some tips for making this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham:

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  • I add the brown sugar in layers because the first half will melt in the slow cooker. If you want to baste the ham you can add it all at once, but I find adding the last half at the end makes for a better crust
  • If you want to melt the last part of the brown sugar add it 30 minutes before you are ready to serve and cover with the top. The trapped heat will melt it.
  • If you want a crispier ham you can finish it in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Maraschino cherries are of course a fun and welcome addition, I just didn’t want the kids attacking the ham just for the cherries and not eating any of the actual ham!
  • Additional flavors you can add would be some cloves you could press into the ham or just 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves sprinkled over the ham before adding the pineapple or the brown sugar. This will give you a more classic flavor.

Want more ham recipes? And looking for leftover ideas?:

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

Tools Used in the making of this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. For larger roasts I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.
Crushed Pineapple: I love this Native Forest Crushed Pineapple because it tastes the most like a fresh pineapple. I also regularly use the Dole variety if not popping by Whole Foods or ordering online.

Recipe

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

5 from 6 votes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 spiral sliced ham 8-10 pounds
  • 1 can crushed pineapple bits 20 ounces
  • 2 cups brown sugar

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the ham to the slow cooker, trimming off the bottom as needed to fit it into the slow cooker (I keep the trimmed pieces around it in the slow cooker).
  2. Add the pineapple bits to your ham then cover with one cup of the brown sugar.
  3. Cook on low for 2-3 hours, then you can keep warm during your party.

  4. Cover with remaining brown sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 16 servings, Amount per serving: 104 calories, Calories: 104g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 36mg, Sugar: 26g, Calcium: 23g, Iron: 0.2g

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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham will make your Easter brunch a total breeze with just three ingredients and no oven space to lose! Keep it plugged in and it will stay warm through your entire meal.

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. Where does it say to use ginger ale?
    I don’t have it….could I use 7 Up?
    Also…..could you use pineapple juice instead of the crushed pineapple? A few of my grandkids might not eat it if they see pineapple pieces.
    Thanks

    1. I didn’t use ginger ale or 7 up for this recipe. Just follow the ingredients in the recipe card. 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. This soup is so delicious! It was quick, easy and turned out perfectly. The only thing I added was a little cayenne pepper. This will become a regular for us. Thank you very much!

  3. I made this recipe twice, it came out perfect the first ham, non sprial, the second was very dry, sprial. I think that using a non spiral ham is the best way to go. The non spiral ham was so juicy. Maybe if using a spiral ham, only cook it half the time.

  4. This recipe looks great and I’m excited to make it for Thanksgiving! My hubby bought the can of ring shaped pineapple slices, not crushed. I plan to crush and use, do you drain the juice??

    1. I’m so bummed that I’m just now seeing this! This was caught in my spam filter.
      You can just dump the whole can into the slow cooker. I hope you enjoyed it!

  5. Do you place the ham on it’s side, bone side down, etc.? Just wanting to make sure I do this correctly. This recipe looks so delicious.

    1. Thank you so much!! You’ll want the ham to be facing up in the slow cooker (as the picture shows). You may need to trim the bone so it fits. Hope this helps!

  6. Your food photographer is BRILLIANT! 🙂 It all looks so wonderful; Pinning & sharing my favorites are fun here!

  7. Yes!! Thank you so much for this recipe! Making this tomorrow for Easter! Can’t wait to eat it, your pictures make my mouth water!! Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my mouth!!

      1. Welp, I made this yesterday for Easter and let me tell you the family RAVED and RAVED about it!! My husband declared this is the best and ONLY way ham should be made from now on!! So thank you for this super simple and easy recipe!

  8. I am trying this right now!  Not only does it sound and look delicious but I have a broken arm and it was SO easy and quick that I made it with one arm-lol!   You just can’t get any better than this!  Thanks very much! ??

  9. I’ll buy my husband and me a ham just to try this recipe! It looks yumsters! After I read – I thought carefully – about the gingerale and not seeing it.I was crazy! But it sure sounded great. I cannot wait to try it…well, I can wait to try it…but it sounds tasty!

    1. Fantastic! You’ll have to come back and let me know what you thought after trying it….don’t wait too long!! 🙂

  10. Thank you for this post! I came across it searching for baked ham as I bought my pineapple, brown sugar and for got the gingerale!! as this was how my Mother always baked her Easter Hams, I got to tell you it made a hit!! never even noticed and was asked if I did something different as the Ham was delicious and juicy, I think I’ll forget the gingerale for now on as it was a step up from other hams I baked with gingerale !! Thank You again and a very Happy Easter To your Family from ours…..

    1. How awesome! I think it was fate then and so happy to hear you received rave reviews from your guests. Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know 🙂

  11. Sabrina, I can haedly wait to try Brown Sugar Ham recipeyour Slow Cooker Pineapple and Brown Sugar
    Ham Recipe. I am also looking forward to receiving you e-Cookbook, Thank you, Edna