Easy and Elegant Ham Recipe
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Easy and Elegant Ham Recipe

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I fix this moist, tender ham to serve my large family. It can be readied quickly in the morning, frees up my oven, tastes outstanding and can feed a crowd. Covered with colorful pineapple slices, cherries and orange glaze, its showstopping appearance appeals to both children and adults. —Denise DiPace Medford, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:18-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 18-20 servings


  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) sliced pineapple
  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (about 6 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces: 212 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0g fiber), 25g protein .


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set juice aside. Place half of the pineapple in an ungreased 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with the ham pieces. Add cherries, remaining pineapple and reserved pineapple juice. Spoon marmalade over ham. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until heated through.
  2. Remove to a warm serving platter. Serve pineapple and cherries with sliced ham. Yield: 18-20 servings.
Originally published as Easy and Elegant Ham in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p29

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peanutsnona76 245900
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016 Edited May. 10, 2016

"Wonderful, old-fashioned recipe! BobbiMinko: it means you cut the ham in half and cook BOTH pieces, presumably to help it cook a bit faster in the crockpot. Hope you enjoy it!"

catlinrose 245847
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016 Edited May. 10, 2016

"Excellent taste."

Bobbi.Minko 245836
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"It says ham (halved) are you only supposed to cook half of the ham?"

milford62 240144
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015 Edited May. 10, 2016

"The ham was excellent. Didn't care for the fruit after it was baked on the ham."

llheath 238125
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I first made this recipe about 8 years ago. It has consistently been a hit with everyone I have served it to. Best yet the leftover ham is terrific for soup, casseroles, or sandwiches! This happens every holiday at our house by family request."

hbwt40 225273
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This recipe is easy and tastes awesome!"

TGI 216579
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015 Edited Dec. 24, 2015

"I made for Christmas dinner again this year. Did not have orange marmalade, so I used peach preserves instead. Still tender and delicious ham. Will make again at Easter."

Carol6319 215107
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"This was a huge hit with family and friends, so easy to make moist and delicious. I used a spiral sliced semi boneless ham instead of the boneless ham."

ojc0806 76023
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Easy wonderful juicy!"

irishmom5 51221
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"We made this for Thanksgiving this year, as almost everyone wanted ham instead of turkey. It was easy to make, and delicious to eat. I am making it again tonight for dinner. I have a large hungry family, so easy dinners that feed everyone are very important to me."

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