Sunday, December 11, 2011

No Fuss Ham (crock pot recipe)



Need a simple but DELICIOUS ham recipe for Christmas but think it will involve too much of your time watching the oven and testing for doneness?

Try this CROCK POT recipe that I found at this wonderful crock pot recipe site.

If you find yourself hosting a large family dinner in your home, this is a perfect recipe that will need no tending to- once it has started the slow cooking.

And it extremely moist. NO MORE DRY HAM!

Only a few ingredients:

7-8 pound bone-in spiral-cut ham

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup all natural maple syrup

2 cups pineapple juice



The Directions.


Use a 6-7 quart slow cooker. Unwrap the ham, and discard flavor packet. Place it into your stoneware, flat-side down. Rub brown sugar on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If possible, baste ham with collected juice from the bottom of the crock an hour or so before serving. When cooking is done, remove carefully and let it rest on a cutting board for 15-20 minutes before carving.

Now, how easy is that?

And your house will smell DIVINE!

12 comments:

  1. I never thought of crock potting a ham! I usually bake mine in diet (made with splenda, not nutrasweet) ginger ale. Do you think that would work in a crock pot instead of the sugar and pine apple juice?

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  2. Helen-I don't know why it wouldn't. Give it a try.

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  3. That looks good. Do you know how tiny my crock pot is though? I swear I was shocked. I dropped my old one which could hold a big roast, carrots, potatoes and all that and it broke :( so Tim went to Walmart and bought me a new one. I made beans the other day (it was the first time I'd used the new one) and was shocked at how tiny it was! Tim said it was the biggest one on the shelf but I didn't believe him and made him take me to Walmart lol He was right though! grrr. Teeny tiny is all I can find :(

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  4. KATHY- MAYBE YOU COULD USE A SMALLER HAM AND NOT AS MUCH OF THE SAUCE. IT IS HARDER TO FIND THE LARGER POTS.

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  5. oh yum!! I'm going to do this for tomorrow... thanks!!!

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  6. such a great recipe!!!! and YES my house smells AMAZING!

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  7. you know what... didn't make it to the crockpot before we left but had time once home to use the glaze combination for a few hours in the oven... still smelled great and the family loved it!! will use it in the crockpot yet, though!

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  8. We are setting in a Motel (grandson and I) doing facebook me on my computer and 15 year old grandson on his playing "age of empires" .. haha and the Ham is quietly cooking in my crockpot .. we will be ready to take it to his great grandma's for an early Christmas dinner. Thanks!

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  9. Sojourner- that is so cool that you are able to do this! :)

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  10. I plan to try this for Easter in order to free up my oven for all the sides! Thanks!

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  11. Do you have to thaw the ham before you put it in?

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