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Slow-Cooked Ham with Pineapple Sauce

We serve this dish during the holidays because everyone is crazy about it. But it makes it to the table all year long because it’s super simple to prepare. —Terry Roberts, Yorktown, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained


  • Place ham in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch and lemon juice until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour over ham, covering completely.
  • Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours (a thermometer inserted in ham should read at least 140°).
Editor’s Note: This recipe is not recommended for a spiral-sliced ham.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces ham with 1/4 cup sauce: 262 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1638mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

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  • PageRD
    Apr 22, 2019

    The highlight of this recipe is the sauce. I've been using the sauce recipe for years and it is my favorite way to serve ham. You can certainly use this recipe in the oven, just pour the sauce over the ham of your choice and bake as normal.

  • JCV4
    Apr 5, 2019

    Very good and so easy to make!

  • marbos
    Feb 15, 2018

    For the person who used pre-sliced ham and complained about it being too dry; don't blame the slow cooker. The recipe clearly states not to use a pre-sliced (spiral-sliced) ham! I have never cooked a spiral-sliced ham that WASN'T dry, no matter how I cooked it. Will never buy one again!

  • ttttttttttttttt
    Mar 29, 2016

    I followed recipe, but used a pre-sliced 6 lb ham. THE HAM CAME OUT VERY VERY DRY> During the 6 hours on low all of the moisture was cooked out of the ham. I won't use slow cooker for ham ever again!!!!

  • jeanemed
    Dec 25, 2015

    This was very good. Didn't need to make any changes. I used a Cure 81 boneless ham. Very pleased. I made it for Christmas Day and everyone thought it very good. Farherinlaw said it was the best ham ever tasted.

  • Jennifer K
    Sep 28, 2015

    Made this recipe for my family even though I am not a huge fan of pineapple - however, my family, including me, thought the recipe was great and definitely a keeper.

  • contese
    Apr 6, 2015

    Really good I would make this again

  • luigimon
    Jun 21, 2014

    Good, but we did it with a bone-in ham, a 4lb, and it just didn't carve up right. I'm sure it was the ham, but I'm for sure going to try it again with the boneless ham. The sauce is great!

  • meaganteal
    Jun 1, 2014

    Delicious!! I had a 8lb bone in ham that I wanted to bake. It wouldn't fit in the slow cooker, so I cooked it at 325 for 2.5 or so hours. Fantastic!!

  • MsCheif
    Apr 23, 2014

    I made this for Easter using a bone-in ham. It didn't fit in my slow cooker so I used an oven cooking bag. I followed the sauce recipe and poured it over the ham and cooked according to the cooking bag instructions. Wonderfully easy and delicious! It was a huge success. Thanks!