Slow Cooker

Dump a ham into a crockpot. Add pineapple juice and brown sugar for the tastiest dinner

November 19th, 2020

If you only use your slow cooker for curries and stews, you’re missing out! These dishes might be fantastic slow cooker staples, but trust us when we say there’s so much more you can cook in them.

It’s coming up to the holiday season, which means ham is an “in” food again. Sweet ham is especially popular around Thanksgiving, – but you wouldn’t automatically think to make it in a crockpot.

Well, it’s about time you did! This slow cooker ham by SimplyMamaCooks will send your tastebuds into overdrive.

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Cooking your ham with a glaze of honey mustard and brown sugar is the perfect combination with the saltiness of the ham.

It’s kind of like next level maple bacon – and be warned, after making it once, you’ll want it all the time.

Let’s get into the recipe!

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The first step is to prep the ham. Rinse it, then pat it dry with a towel. Next, score the outside of the ham, being careful not to cut too deep.

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Now the ham is prepped, it’s time to focus on making the glaze that’ll coat it. For this, you need dijon mustard and honey. Give them a good mix, and add ground cinnamon and glove if you fancy spiced ham.

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Next, take a cup and a half of light brown sugar, adding clove and cinnamon if you want. Set to the side, and take your next ingredients – sliced pineapples in pineapple juice and an entire jar of cherries.

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Now for the fun part! Add all your ingredients to your slow cooker.

Start with the ham, then pour on the cherries and pineapples, juice and all. Next, pour over your honey mustard glaze, and sprinkle the brown sugar on the surface.

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Once all of the ingredients are added, cover the crockpot with a lid. Trim your ham first if it doesn’t fit in the pot!

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Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3 hours. If you’d rather cook on low, cook for 4 to 6 hours.

After the cooking time is up, remove the ham from the slow cooker, then slice it thickly and place it back into the slow cooker.

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Switch the setting to warm to keep the ham tender and moist until you’re ready to serve.

Nobody likes a dry ham on Thanksgiving, and this genius slow cooker ham recipe will have your dinner guests asking for seconds, thirds… and maybe even fourths!

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This is the perfect recipe for if you’re making other dishes that demand your full attention, too, because you don’t need to do anything to it once it’s cooking. So delicious, and so simple!

What you’ll need:

  • 7.25 lb pre-cooked smoked ham
  • 20 oz can sliced pineapples
  • 12 oz jar of Maraschino cherries
  • *6-quart Slow Cooker

For the honey mustard glaze:

  • 8 oz honey
  • 4 oz Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)

For the brown sugar coating:

  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Rinse the ham, then pat dry with a towel. Score the outside.
  2. Make the glaze by mixing the dijon mustard, honey, and spices (optional). Set aside.
  3. Mix the brown sugar, clove and cinnamon (optional). Set aside.
  4. Add the ham to the slow cooker, followed by the cherries and pineapples, honey mustard glaze, and sugar.
  5. Cover the crockpot with a lid, set to high and cook for 3 hours. If you’d rather cook on low, cook for 4 to 6 hours.
  6. Remove the ham from the slow cooker, slice it thickly and place it back into the slow cooker.
  7. Switch the setting to warm until you’re ready to serve.

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Source: YouTube, DIY Joy

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