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Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pinapple Ham

posted by Julie Evink on August 19, 2013

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham ~  Savory ham with a brown sugar glaze and pineapple slow cooked all day long and waiting for you when you get home!

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham ~ Savory ham with a brown sugar glaze and pineapple! via

Fall is nearing and it’s time to pull those Crock Pots out if you stuck them away to gather dust this summer!

Or are you like me and never put it away? I use the Crock Pot all year around. It literally saves me on busy days because no matter how busy I am the rest of the family still feels the need to be fed! What is with that?!

There is nothing better to me than knowing when I come home from work that I just need to throw a few things together and supper is ready. I’m talking like set the table and warm up some veggies. Super simple and easy. When I get done with work the last thing I want to do is slave over the oven for another hour. Who’s with me on this?

Yup. You know you are. Raise your hand. There is nothing wrong with feeling like that. We are busy woman and sometimes simplicity is what we need.

When easy meals are as amazing as this Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham no one around your dinner table will be complaining no matter how easy it is to make! Literally it has three ingredients. Who’s going to turn their nose up at that? Not me my friend!

As fall nears and the temperatures are cooling down, grab your Crock Pot and make your family this comforting Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham!

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Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pinapple Ham

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: 10 servings

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pinapple Ham


  • 2 c. Brown Sugar, divided
  • 7-8 lb Bone In Spiral Ham
  • 20 oz can pineapple tidbits


  1. Sprinkle 1 c. of the brown sugar in the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Place ham on top of brown sugar. Pour pineapple tidbits over the top of ham. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.
  3. Cook on low 8 hours.

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  • sunshine

    love, love crock-pot recipes! thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa

    ohhh this is a great recipe! Definitely doing this with the next ham! I bet studding the ham with cloves will be good too.

    • Julie Evink

      I bet that would be a great addition…and it’s still only four ingredients :)

  • Tanya Schroeder

    3 ingredients??? I love you! This is going to come in very handy when our schedules start to pick up! I love breaking out my crockpot.

  • Shari Barnes

    I haven’t cooked ham in the crockpot before so I am going to try this one!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s so easy and amazing!

  • Tonia@thegunnysack

    I love making ham in the crock pot! Your recipe sounds amazing!

  • Missy Madere

    I would like to try this recipe. It sounds amazing. Do you drain the juice from the pineapples or do you use the juice too?

    • Julie Evink

      Use the juice it caramelizes the brown sugar!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    That looks awesome, Julie! And SO easy…..who knew!? Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    Ham is one of my boys’ favoritest things EVER. I totally have to try this! It looks so easy and yummy!

  • Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper

    Great flavors! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Brandie @ The Country Cook

    Oh my word, this looks (and sounds) gorgeous Julie!!

  • Lareese

    Do you buy the ham fully cooked?

    • Julie Evink

      Yes mine was fully cooked!

  • Lori

    Have you done this with a picnic ham? I have one in the freeze I need to use. It’s not the spiral cut one, it’s a whole one. Do you think it would still work?

    • Julie Evink

      I think it would work just fine!

  • Gina

    great idea! never thought of using my crockpot for this. I do our Thanksgiving & Christmas hams every year with this same recipe (plus studded with whole cloves). Will sure cut my prep time a little more for the other things I have to cook!

    • Julie Evink

      There’s never enough room in the oven is there?!

  • Loretta Lantz

    Do you put the ham in the crockpot, flat side down? Or, does it matter?

  • Trish Soderberg

    Can I cut up the ham first or do I have to cook it whole?

    • Julie Evink

      I have never done it like this so I can’t guarantee anything but I would think you’d be able to do it like that. I’d just watch the cooking time since it might cook a bit faster!

  • Karla Brown

    What size ham do you use? Thanks

    • Julie Evink

      Mine was around 8 lbs.

  • kim

    Can I prep the night before?

  • lynda benge

    Having this Saturday. Looks so good. Can’t believe you don’t add any liquid other than the juice.

    • Julie Evink

      Nope just the pineapple juice in the can! Hope you enjoyed it!

  • gwen

    Can you do just butter and brown sugar

  • LB

    How many people does this serve?

  • Dana Ankenbauer

    I found your recipe searching for ways to prepare ham in a Crock Pot, because I wanted to fix it for Christmas dinner and needed the oven free for the many side dishes. It was so easy, and delicious! I was also surprised that I liked eating the pineapple chunks with it, because I don’t typically like warm fruit.

    I believe my ham was about 3 lbs, pre-cooked, and I left it in the Crock Pot on low for about 7 hours. I’m sure it would have been fine with even less time since it was pre-cooked.

    • Julie Evink

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it Dana!

      • Mary Schulze

        Sounds delicious! Do you put in all the juice from the pineapple?

  • keri

    You don’t have to put water in the crockpot??

    • Julie Evink

      No but make sure not to drain the juice from the pineapple!

  • BLewis

    My daughter cooked a spiral ham in her crock pot and, after cooking, there was a ton of water in the bottom. She had to drain in before putting on her glaze. Did you have this problem because you’d obviously drain off the brown sugar/pineapple juice then?

    • Julie Evink

      I didn’t seem to have this problem! It could be the type/brand of ham too!

  • joy

    do you put ham face up or down on the brown sugar? Thank you.

  • Jackie

    I just made this last night and it was amazing!! It fell apart when I cut it! I left it on low for 12 hours!!! Great recipe!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Jackie!

  • Julie

    It seems a bit greasy and is watery hasn’t caramelized yet and only one hour left to go

    • Julie

      Is this normal?

    • Julie Evink

      How did it turn out? The amount of water in your ham will alter the results also.

  • Kathy

    Will try this during week and adding some allspice, mustard and cloves with the brown sugar! Love when the meat just falls apart after cooked. Thanks for recipe.

    • Julie Evink

      Sounds like great adaptions! Enjoy!

  • Megan

    What brand of ham did you use? Also, was your ham precooked? I want to make this for a potluck. Did you have to turn it during the 8hrs. Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      My ham was precooked and I did not flip it over. I’m not sure what brand I used!

  • Rachel M

    I made this and everyone was absolutely delighted! So easy and so good! Thank you!!!!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Christine

    Hi Julie this is my first time making a ham in a crock pot. I couldn’t find a bone in spiral ham so I ended up buying a boneless spiral ham. Will the recipe still work for a boneless spiral ham?

    • Julie Evink

      Yes it should be fine!

  • Brenda

    Not sure I have 8 hours to give. Have you ever made it on High for 4 hours instead of Low for 8 hours?

    • Julie Evink

      No I haven’t tried it, it would probably work, but it might not be quite as moist as slow cooking it.

  • Stacy Hollis

    Trying this for the first time for thanksgiving

  • Meaghan

    I made this for dinner tonight. It had a fabulous flavor, but 8 hours on low was WAAAYYY too long. My crock pot generally isn’t too hot, either, so I don’t know what happened. The ham had the texture of beef jerky but was surrounded in plenty of liquid. I’m super bummed… maybe I will try cooking for half the time to prevent this from happening again.

  • Fareeha

    Wow, this is lovely and looks so incredibly delicious. I cant wait to try this out.

  • Kristen

    This looks great! Going to make tomorrow – I have a 4lb boneless spiral ham, should I alter the cooking time? Thanks!

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