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Crock Pot Ham is my favorite holiday ham recipe! Just 4 ingredients and can be made in the crockpot or Instant Pot. Brown sugar and pineapple provide a sweet, tangy flavor to the ham. Quick & easy ham recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and yields tender, flavorful and juicy ham. 
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Crock Pot Ham

Crock Pot Ham is my favorite holiday recipe, with just 4 simple ingredients and it can be made in ONE POT. This slow cooker ham recipe is made with brown sugar and pineapple, which provides a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot ham
Servings: 12
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • 2-7 lb ham boneless or bone-in
  • 1 20 ounce can sliced pineapple
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cloves

Instructions

How to cook your ham in the Crock Pot

  • First, while your ham is still in the packaging, place it in the crock pot to see how it fits. You may need to cut it into portions to fit it in the crockpot. Then, unwrap it and either place it whole back in the crockpot or cut it into pieces to fit in the crockpot. You can also choose to pre-slice it if you would like.
  • Next, open the can of sliced pineapple and drain the juice out into a separate bowl. You will use all of the juice so set it aside, do not discard!
  • Then, measure out the 1/3 cup of brown sugar and add it to the bowl with the pineapple juice, whisking to dissolve.
  • After that, add in the 1/2 tsp of ground cloves and whisk to combine. Set juice mixture aside.
  • Now, arrange the slices of pineapple all over the surface of your ham and in between slices if you pre-sliced the ham.
  • If you chose to included cherries, place them inside the center of the pineapples.
  • Lastly, pour the pineapple juice mixture over the entire top of the ham and pineapple slices.

Cook

  • Now, place the lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.
  • A 7-10lb ham in the crock pot cooked takes about 4 hours. A bone-In ham will take 5-6 hours to fully heat up. If you have a smaller, 2-4 lb ham, aim for around 2 hours of cooking time.

How to cook your ham in the Instant Pot

  • First, while your ham is still in the packaging, place it in the Instant-Pot to see how it fits. You may need to cut it into portions for it to fit. Then, unwrap it and either place it whole back in the Instant Pot or cut it into pieces to fit. You can also choose to pre-slice it if you would like.
  • Next, open the can of sliced pineapple and drain the juice out into a separate bowl. You will use all of the juice so set it aside, do not discard!
  • Then, measure out the 1/3 cup of brown sugar and add it to the bowl with the pineapple juice, whisking to dissolve.
  • After that, add in the 1/2 tsp of ground cloves and whisk to combine. Set juice mixture aside.
  • Now, arrange the slices of pineapple all over the surface of your ham and in between slices if you pre sliced the ham.
  • If you chose to included cherries, place them inside the center of the pineapples.
  • Lastly, pour the pineapple juice mixture over the entire top of the ham and pineapple slices.

Cook

  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure pressure valve is closed. Select Manual high pressure and use the ham portion sizes below to set the appropriate time.
  • 2lbs-4lbs boneless ham slices: 5-8 minutes in 3 qt or 6 qt Instant Pot
    5-7lb boneless ham slices: 10-14 minutes in a 6 qt or 8 qt Instant Pot
    Smaller bone-in hams can be used in an 8-qt Instant Pot. Cook for 14-17minutes

Notes

Crock Pot Ham is my favorite holiday recipe, it is so simple to make and pretty much cooks itself with very little effort from me. 

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg