Slow Cooker Ham {With Pineapples}

Easy homemade slow cooker ham recipe with pineapples, brown sugar, ginger, garlic. Tender and juicy. Requires simple ingredients and great dinner for holidays.

The aroma of juicy ham wafting through the house during the holidays is incredible. Today’s recipe will feed a crowd and please a crowd with minimal effort from you! Another holiday meal option is turkey, if you prefer that or even this Slow Cooker Roast Beef.

Easy Ham in Black Slow Cooker

How To Make Slow Cooker Ham Recipe From Scratch? How Do You Cook A Precooked Ham?

  1. Add ingredients in crockpot– This includes ham, red chili flakes, garlic powder, ginger powder, pineapples and juice.
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar- On top.
  3. Cover and cook– On low heat.
  4. In the final 30 minutes– Sprinkle more garlic powder, ginger powder, brown sugar, red chili flakes on top.
  5. Cover and cook– On low heat.
  6. Enjoy– Serve meat with pineapple chunks and juices.

What Sides To Serve With Crock Pot Ham With Pineapples?

Potatoes are always a delicious “go-to” side. Try any of the following:  Slow Cooker Mashed PotatoesSlow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes, or these Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes.

Casseroles such as this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole or this Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, or Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole make a great pairing as well.

If you are making this around the holidays, serve it with traditional sides such as Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing or Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots.

Pineapple Ham Served in White Plate

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe bag or container for up to 1 month.

Reheat– Thaw in fridge overnight and then reheat in the microwave.

Variations

Add other herbs – Such as a sprig of fresh rosemary or sage.

Add other seasonings– Such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves or even a dash of all-spice.

Add maple syrup– You can use this in place of brown sugar if you prefer, but then, it won’t develop the caramelized crust.

Add honey dijon mustard– For a sweet tangy flavor twist.

Sliced Ham With Pineapple Tidbits and Brown Sugar in White Plate

Tips And Techniques

Can you heat a fully cooked spiral ham in the slow cooker? Yes, I highly recommend buying it precooked because it’s faster and convenient. Cooking it in the slow cooker is simply heating it and infusing it with more flavor to take it over the top.

How long to cook slow cooker ham? What temperature to cook ham? Cook it on low for 4 hours.

Only sprinkle half the brown sugar on top at first– Some of it will fall over the side and that’s okay. In the final 30 minutes, sprinkle the remaining garlic powder, ginger powder, brown sugar, red chili flakes (optional) on top. This gives this meat a nice caramelized crust, color and flavor on top.

What size crock pot do I need? For a 6-7 pound ham you will need a 6- quart crock pot or larger.

What to do with the glaze packet from the ham? You can throw it away! You do not need it for this recipe.

You must use cooked ham for this recipe- The instructions will not work for the raw version.

Closeup Shot of Spiral Ham with Pineapple Chunks

More Slow Cooker Meals

Slow Cooker Ham

Easy homemade slow cooker ham recipe with pineapples, brown sugar, ginger, garlic. Tender and juicy. Requires simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 6-7 pound Ham, Fully cooked, Spiral cut
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes, Optional
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 can Pineapples,  Crushed, chunks or tidbits, 20 oz. can
  • 1 cup Brown sugar

Instructions

  • Place ham in the slow cooker (6 quart or larger).
  • Sprinkle red chili flakes, half the garlic powder, half the ginger powder all over the ham.
  • Then, pour the can of pineapples with the juices over the ham. 
  • Sprinkle half the brown sugar on top of the ham. Some of it will fall over the side and that's okay.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours. 
  • In the final 30 minutes, sprinkle the remaining garlic powder, ginger powder, brown sugar, red chili flakes (optional) on top of the ham. This gives the ham a nice caramelized crust, color and flavor on top.
  • Cover and continue cooking on low heat. 
  • Serve slices of ham with pineapples chunks and juices. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 141mg, Sodium: 2698mg, Potassium: 676mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 12IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2mg

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