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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe

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Delight in a symphony of flavors that come together effortlessly with our Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham recipe. Transport your taste buds to a realm of culinary harmony as juicy, succulent ham mingles with the tantalizing sweetness of pineapple, creating a masterpiece of a dish that's both simple to prepare and extraordinary in taste. Whether you're seeking a savory centerpiece for a festive gathering or a comforting family meal, this recipe promises to transform your cooking experience into a flavorful journey that's as enjoyable as it is delicious. Let the slow cooker work its magic as you unlock the full potential of these ingredients, resulting in a dish that's sure to become a timeless favorite at your table.

Crock Pot Pineapple Ham Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 spiral Ham, pre-cooked bone in
  • 3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 20 oz Pineapple Chunks, can undrained

When it comes to multi-tasking in the kitchen, I can pretty much balance a feast! I can mash, simmer, toast, toss, arrange, and pour drinks all at the same time; unless… I'm sweating! Not the pretty flushed face, rosy cheeked, glistening that we all like to think we do. Seriously, kitchens get hot!

If the oven is on, and the temperature feels like nothing less than the desert wind is blasting through your kitchen with a scorching, able to instantly reduce you to ashes intensity- then all bets are off! A meltdown is imminent! (Please tell me I'm not the only one!)


Crock-Pot Pineapple Ham Recipe

The trick to staying sane in the kitchen is prep work and avoiding the oven whenever you can!  (and mostly good friends and the ability to laugh at yourself) Two days before holiday meals, I start baking and chopping. Everything that needs washed and diced gets done ahead of time.

When I need cornbread for the dressing, a cup of chopped celery, onions, or even sliced bell peppers for the relish tray- they're ready to go in baggies (that I promise you I feel only slightly guilty about throwing away.) My eggs are boiled and peeled too. Avoiding my oven is the hardest part.

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe

However, I know all Summer long I used my Crock-Pot® Slow cooker for just that purpose, and it's saving my sanity again!  This year I'm making this Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe, and I'm saving my sweat induced meltdown for another year.

I cannot stress how much I love a quick and easy dinner, or in this case a holiday meal. Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham turns out perfectly sweet and beautiful. You can find additional Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker recipes here. This Recipe is part of our Aldi Five Day Slow Cooker Meal Plan.

Crockpot Pineapple Ham - Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can I use any type of ham for this recipe? A1: Absolutely! You can use a bone-in or boneless ham, pre-cooked or uncooked. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the type and size of the ham.

Q2: How important is the brown sugar in this recipe? A2: Brown sugar adds a rich sweetness that complements the ham and pineapple flavors. It also contributes to the caramelization of the ham's exterior. While you can adjust the amount of brown sugar to your taste, it's a key element of the recipe.

Q3: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned? A3: Yes, you can use fresh pineapple if you prefer. Just make sure to remove the core and cut it into chunks. Canned pineapple is often used for convenience, but fresh pineapple can provide a slightly different texture and flavor.

Q4: Do I need to sear the ham before putting it in the slow cooker? A4: Searing the ham before slow cooking is optional, but it can enhance the flavor and appearance of the finished dish. If you choose to sear, do so briefly in a hot skillet to develop a nice crust.

Q5: Can I add other spices or seasonings to the recipe? A5: Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe to your preferences. You can add spices like cloves, cinnamon, or even a touch of mustard for extra flavor dimensions.

Q6: How long should I cook the ham in the slow cooker? A6: Cooking times can vary based on the size and type of ham, as well as your slow cooker's settings. As a general guideline, a pre-cooked ham might need 4-6 hours on low, while an uncooked ham could require 6-8 hours on low. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches at least 140°F (60°C).

Q7: Can I use the leftover cooking juices for a sauce? A7: Yes, the cooking juices will be infused with the ham and pineapple flavors, making them an excellent base for a sauce. You can thicken the juices with a cornstarch slurry or reduce them in a separate pan to create a flavorful glaze.

Q8: Can I add vegetables to the slow cooker with the ham and pineapple? A8: Of course! Carrots, potatoes, and even bell peppers can be added to the slow cooker for a complete meal. Just be mindful of the cooking times required for the vegetables you choose and adjust accordingly.

Q9: Can I cook this recipe on high heat instead of low? A9: While slow cooking on low heat usually yields the best results, you can cook on high heat if you're short on time. Keep in mind that the texture and flavors might differ slightly.

Q10: Can I freeze the leftovers? A10: Yes, you can freeze leftover ham for later enjoyment. Make sure to store it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Remember, cooking is an art, and these answers are just guidelines. Feel free to experiment and make the recipe your own!

As you savor each delectable bite of our Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham, you've experienced the art of culinary convenience and taste fusion at its finest. The melding of tender ham and the tropical brightness of pineapple will linger on your palate, reminding you that great meals can be achieved with simplicity and a touch of creativity. This recipe not only nourishes the body but also warms the heart, making it a cherished addition to your repertoire. So whether shared with loved ones on special occasions or enjoyed on a cozy weeknight, our Pineapple Ham recipe exemplifies the joy of slow-cooked perfection. From your Crock-Pot® to your table, may this dish continue to bring satisfaction and delight to your culinary endeavors

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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe

This Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe is so yummy and plentiful that you could actually freeze left overs for later meals to save you time and money.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 spiral Ham, pre-cooked bone in
  • 3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 20 oz Pineapple Chunks, can undrained


  1. Sprinkle 2 1/2 cups of the brown sugar in the bottom of your Crock-Pot®.
  2. Place the ham on top of the sugar. If your ham is too big for the lid to fit just trim off some off of the top and place along the sides.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top of the ham.
  4. Pour the pineapple chunks, juice included, onto the top of the ham.
  5. Place the lid on your Crock-Pot® and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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