Crock-Pot Holiday Ham

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Free up oven space this holiday and make this crock-pot holiday ham for Thanksgiving. It’s delicious, moist, sweet and super easy to make. 

Holidays are filled with delicious food, good company and laughter! Take the stress out of your meal planning with this amazingly delicious crock-pot holiday ham! Even better yet, it won’t take up space or time in your oven!

Free up oven space this holiday and make this crock-pot holiday ham for Thanksgiving. It's delicious, moist, sweet and super easy to make. 

Oven Baked Ham

Every year, for every single major holiday, my dad always made the most delicious ham. It was just the right amount of sweetness, the right amount of tenderness, and the right amount of love…yes, love! My dad would wake up around 3am, go downstairs, prep the ham and then start cooking it in the oven ALL DAY LONG until we were ready to eat that evening.

However, this delicious ham always caused a bunch of headaches.

  1. It takes literally alllll day to cook. Hours among hours. My dad always cooked it on a very low heat so it cooked very slowly
  2. It took up oven space meaning that the 48 other dishes that had to go into the oven had to be spread out throughout the day awaiting a turn in the oven
  3. It took conscious effort and thought to remember to baste the ham!! Over the course of my lifetime there have been a few hams that haven’t been so great simply because they weren’t basted enough

Regardless of the angst caused by this glorious ham, my husband and I have carried on the tradition (mostly against his will because his family ate turkey — gag!)

Crock-Pot Holiday Ham

A few years ago we were hosting Thanksgiving at our house and my hubby had a genius idea – cook the ham in the CROCK-POT!! (Don’t have one? I recommend the actual Crock Pot brand crock pots!) I will be honest, I was really weary because I had only ever used our crockpot for chili.

To my surprise, the ham was sooo stinking’ good!! It was absolutely perfect! The texture, moisture, flavor were 5 star!

Best of all, we did’t have to give up precious oven space to the ham!

Since then even my dad has changed ways and adopted the crock-pot ham! …and believe me, you’re going to want to too!

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Let’s Make It Together!

crockpot holiday ham - the best thanksgiving hack ever!
pineapple chunks in crock pot

Add a can of pineapple chunks to the bottom of the crock-pot

brown sugar and pineapple chunks in crock pot

Add 3/4c light brown sugar

ham with cloves

Add ham and poke with whole cloves

spoon laddeling pineapple juice over ham in crock pot

Using a large spoon, ladle the pineapple juice, pineapple and brown sugar over the ham, stuffing pineapple down into the slices of ham

ham in crock pot

Cover and cook for 6-8 hours depending on the size of the ham

ham in crock pot with brown sugar, cloves and pineapple chunks


When it’s fully cooked, remove cloves and pineapples and serve sliced ham on a platter. *The inside temperature needs to reach 140 degrees F.

Enjoy!!

Really! That’s it! So easy and delicious!

So there you have it, my Thanksgiving Ham HACK!!

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Free up oven space this holiday and make this crock-pot holiday ham for Thanksgiving. It's delicious, moist, sweet and super easy to make. 
crock pot holiday ham - the best most delicious ham ever!

Crock Pot Holiday Ham

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Holidays are filled with delicious food, good company and laughter! Take the stress out of your meal planning with this amazingly delicious crock-pot holiday ham! Even better yet, it won’t take up space or time in your oven!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
0 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 2511 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ham of choice
  • 2 can pineapple
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar
  • 2 tbs whole cloves

Instructions
 

  • Add a can of pineapple chunks to the bottom of the crock-pot
  • Add 3/4c brown sugar
  • Add ham and poke with whole cloves
  • Using a large spoon, ladle the pineapple juice, pineapple and brown sugar over the ham, stuffing pineapple down into the slices of ham
  • Cover and cook on high setting for 6-8 hours depending on the size of the ham
  • When it’s fully cooked, remove cloves and pineapples and serve sliced ham on a platter. *The inside temperature needs to reach 140 degrees F.

Nutrition

Calories: 2511kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 216gFat: 168gSaturated Fat: 60gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gMonounsaturated Fat: 79gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 620mgSodium: 11878mgPotassium: 2895mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 9mg
Keyword crock pot recipes, easter ham, holiday ham, thanksgiving ham
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