Crock Pot Ham

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 10m
Ready In

"You may not ever bake another ham in the oven once you try this recipe, you need a large crock pot for this and choose a size of ham that will fit into you crock pot anywhere from 7-8 pounds you may need to trim the ham slightly to fit, a spiral ham is not recommended for this"

Original recipe yields 12-14 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (307.1 g)
  • Calories 562
  • Total Fat - 22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 140.2 mg
  • Sodium - 3381.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 34.2 g
  • Protein - 48.3 g
  • Calcium - 19.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.4 mg

Step 1

Spray the inside of your crock pot with cooking spray. Pour the pineapple juice into the bottom of the crock pot (use enough juice to cover the bottom of the crockpot). Sprinkle about 1 1/2 cups brown sugar onto the juice.

Step 2

Rub the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar onto the ham. Place the ham fat-side down into the crockpot.

Step 3

Cover and cook on LOW for 8-9 hours (you may baste the ham about halfway through cooking time, do this quickly to prevent a lot of heat to escape from the crock pot).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I really had always baked hams or smoked hams, but after trying this recipe I must say it was the most tender ham I have ever tasted. I don't think I will ever bake another ham. Excellent indeed.

review by:
(19 Aug 2019)


This is really a great ham. I made it for New Years dinner. I had so many compliments. My hubby didn't think it would turn out. I said it is from Kittencal, I know it will. I used a spiral ham. After putting the juice and brown sugar in the bottom, I put crushed pineapple all over the ham. Thanks Kitten for the great recipe.

review by:
(1 Jan 2013)


Cooking a ham doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this recipe! Cooking the ham slow and on low in a crockpot keeps it super moist and locks in all the flavor of the pineapple juice and brown sugar that it had been cooking in. It’s so good! And yes, a smoked picnic ham has fat on it but you get more of a concentrated ham flavor. Just trim the fat off the ham after it is done and enjoy it. Since I found Kittens crock pot ham recipe some time ago, it is the only way I cook a ham anymore. And Kitten is right…..once you make a ham this way, there is no turning back! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, Kitten! :)

review by:
(1 Jan 2013)