Slow Cooker Ham is a classic and iconic meal, yet there’s so many variations on this recipe. Here is my go-to for the best Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham ever, easy to make with just 5 ingredients – and so delicious!
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham
A great ham dinner is one that is so welcome during the bitterest of winter months, the ease and tastiness of the meal makes it a favourite any time of year.
When buying a ham I always look to the spiral variety, and usually don’t use the flavouring packet that comes with it. I love the ease in cutting and serving spiral hams, it’s a convenience that I’ve grown very fond of.
Rather than dump and forget for the day, I love that this recipe has one easy step after a few hours – to really seal in that deliciousness and coat the flavour so nicely.
My favourite flavour of slow cooker ham is Brown Sugar Pineapple, it’s a combination of flavours that has proven itself to be the best time and time again. Not one flavour in this recipe is too strong, but a happy blend of perfection in each and every bite.
I love this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham recipe because it takes just 5 ingredients and the method of cooking means it’s ready when we are – so fuss and extra time spared to prep and cook necessary.
Best of all, I usually freeze half the finished slow cooker ham, and enjoy another hectic night. It’s always a happy surprise to find a container of a great home-cooked meal waiting instead of something prepackaged.
Below is the yummy recipe, my friends. Enjoy!
For another easy crockpot recipe, try these slow cooker lazy cabbage rolls!
Slow Cooker Ham is a classic and iconic meal, yet there's so many variations on this recipe. Here is my go-to for the best Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham ever, easy to make with just 5 ingredients - and so delicious!
- 1/2 spiral ham (unwrap from plastic and discard or save any flavouring packet glaze that may come with it
- 1 can pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
- 1 cup brown sugar, split into ¼ c and 3/4 c amounts
- 1 pinch dried chili flakes
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
Place ham into the slow cooker
Take ¼ c brown sugar and sprinkle it over the top of the ham
Pour the reserved juice around the sides of the ham
Sprinkle half the pineapple over top and around the ham
Cook on high for 2.5 hours or low for 4.5
In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar, dried chili flakes and ground ginger
Sprinkle the sugar mixture as well as the remaining pineapple chunks over top the ham in the last 30 minutes of cooking. The reason for this is that the flavours will soften and stay on top of the ham rather than melting into the liquid in the pot.
Let it cook for the remaining ½ hour