Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

Save on oven space and try this holiday ham right in the crockpot. It’s so easy with just 5 min prep, and it’s unbelievably tender and juicy!

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I tend to look forward to the ham more so than the turkey. I mean it is Turkey Day and all but all I can think about is that sweet, juicy ham, coupled with the cornbread stuffing and the sweet potato casserole with extra marshmallows.

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

The turkey is just there for show anyway, right? Plus, I think Butters prefers the ham too.

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

Now oven real estate can be quite an issue on the big day but you have nothing to worry about here. This ham is made right in the slow cooker, and the prep time is only 5 minutes. Yes, it’s just that easy! And you can’t go wrong with the combination of maple syrup, brown sugar, pineapple juice and Dijon mustard for that extra kick of flavor.

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

And depending on the size of your ham, this should be ready in 4-5 hrs. Best of all, you can keep it on the warm function, letting it sit in those amazing juices and keeping it flavorful all day.

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham - The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

No wait. The best part are the leftovers. The ham sandwiches. The breakfast eggs and ham. The ham fried rice. The hambone soup. The possibilities are endless!

Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham

The easiest, most tender, juicy ham made right in the crockpot with just 5 min prep. And you save on oven space too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (7-10 pound) bone-in, spiral-cut ham*
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 15 whole cloves

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and pepper; set aside.
  2. Place ham into a slow cooker. Sprinkle with brown sugar, rubbing in thoroughly on all sides. Place whole cloves throughout and pour pineapple mixture over ham.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, basting every hour.
  4. Serve immediately.

*It is highly recommend to save the hambone for Leftover Hambone Soup.