I made this ham… oh… MONTHS ago. And the pictures have been sitting on my phone. And I just found them. So, maybe Martha Stewart is really on to something with her whole “bloggers aren’t experts” thing. But then again… I also spent just about 5 minutes with this recipe making a dinner my entire family will eat, and which made my house smell great. So, maybe I am the one who is actually on to something. 🙂 Perhaps I’ll tie it up with little raffia ribbons next time to help it pass muster.
Easy Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Ham
Half a ham
Canned pineapple (optional)
Pay close attention here, so that you don’t miss anything! lol — So, you want to cover the bottom of your crockpot with brown sugar. Then, you take your ham, which you of course want to buy during the holidays when stores have coupons out and sales running, or on post holiday clearance. (Ham freezes really well!) Place it sliced side down on top of the brown sugar. Sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top. Here, you can also add a drained can of pineapple slices, if desired. I didn’t, because… I don’t like pineapple!
Cook on low for five hours. Remove from Crock Pot. Slice. Serve!
See? Easy Peasy
It’s not complicated, but using the slow cooker really does produce lovely, moist slices of ham. Even if you are making a large ham here, you want to check it at the five hour mark to be sure it doesn’t start drying out — you don’t want to overcook this one. Ham comes out nicer and juicier this way than when you cook it in the oven, and it’s also a great way to keep the oven free for other things if you’re preparing a holiday meal.
Note — if you’re gluten free, check the gluten-freeness of your brand of ham. Some also have gluten-containing ingredients in their glaze, so when you discard the glaze packet and use your own brown sugar (and possibly pineapple) instead, you avoid issues there.
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- Half a ham
- Brown sugar
- Canned pineapple (optional)
- So, you want to cover the bottom of your crockpot with brown sugar.
- Then, you take your ham and place it sliced side down on top of the brown sugar.
- Sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top.
- Here, you can also add a drained can of pineapple slices, if desired. I didn't, because... I don't like pineapple!
- Cook on low for five hours.
- Remove from Crock Pot.