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Easy and Elegant Ham

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
    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


  • 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.
  • Remove to a warm serving platter. Serve pineapple and cherries with sliced ham.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces: 212 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.

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  • papaf
    Dec 4, 2019

    Just a question, is the end result very sweet or just moist?

  • annslink
    Mar 4, 2019

    Made this for Easter last year and it was amazing! Will be making again this year!

  • JoAnn
    Apr 1, 2018

    I am not a ham fan, but this was AWESOME! I don't know what went wrong with the girl who said this was dry, because this is the most tender, juiciest ham I have ever had. Hands down. The. Best. What I did different was 1) the ham -- I shopped late and my choices were limited so I ended up with a 7 pound, cured and fully cooked semi-boneless; 2) what I thought was pineapple slices in my pantry turned out to be pineapple chunks -- still delicious; 3) I had a 17 ounce jar of marmalade and while I did not use 17 ounces, I may have used a bit more than 12. My sides were homemade scalloped potatoes, Italian green beans, devilled eggs, salad, and fresh garlic bread. Best Easter meal I have ever made! :)

  • Barbara
    Dec 17, 2017

    When they say cook in half, does it mean long wise or down the middle.

  • sandymeacher
    Apr 1, 2017

    What is meant by "top with the ham pieces?" What ham pieces.

  • peanutsnona76
    Mar 23, 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
    Mar 22, 2016

    Excellent taste.

  • Bobbi.Minko
    Mar 22, 2016

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

  • milford62
    Dec 24, 2015

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

  • llheath
    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.