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, 0 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 User ID: 8027573 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 User ID: 3367133 245847
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016 Edited May. 10, 2016

"Excellent taste."

Bobbi.Minko User ID: 6972821 245836
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

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

milford62 User ID: 8674726 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 User ID: 6590379 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 User ID: 1263518 225273
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This recipe is easy and tastes awesome!"

TGI User ID: 7365199 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 User ID: 3377425 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 User ID: 4482783 76023
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Easy wonderful juicy!"

irishmom5 User ID: 4009690 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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