Sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the bone-in ham and trying to slice around the bone (even if it is pre-sliced). So, a boneless ham is a nice choice.
My mom used to make her ham this way and once I was diagnosed with celiac and had to worry about ham glaze, I started making my ham this way, too. Usually I do it in the oven but I was worried about the time we wanted to eat and what needed to be done and what time we were going to be at church. So, the crockpot was a great option to solve a lot of these issues. The package said 20 minutes per pound. My ham was about 7 pounds so that would be 140 minutes or 2 hours and 20 minutes. The trick was to figure out how that would translate to the crockpot. I did 2 1/2 hours on low and then checked with a meat thermometer. It wasn’t hot enough! A warmed up ham should reach 140 F degrees. I then cooked it for another hour on high and it was perfect! It probably would have done well cooking on low for 4 hours.
Ingredients and materials:
1 Can of pineapple rings, including the juice
1/2- 1 cup brown sugar (optional)
Place ham into crockpot. (Option with brown sugar: drain juice into a small container and add brown sugar. Stir to dissolve and then pour over ham in crockpot.) Drain juice of pineapple over the ham. I just added the juice and no water. Place pineapple rings around ham and hold in place by toothpicks. You can do it like I did and cook for a few hours on low and then check with a meat thermometer and then cook an hour or so longer on high. Or go for the 4 hour cook on low option and check it with the meat thermometer. I believe it would have been warmed through had we done high for 2 hours. Remember all crockpots cook a little differently.
Pineapple Ham For A Special Day- crockpot
- boneless ham
- 1 can pineapple rings with juice
- 1/2- 1 Cup brown sugar optional
- meat thermometer
- Place ham into crockpot
- **Option: drain pineapple juice into bowl add brown sugar and mix. Pour over ham.
- Drain pineapple juice over ham, in crockpot
- Place pineapple rings around ham, hold in place with toothpicks
- Set crockpot on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours
- Check with meat thermometer. If temperature is quite a bit lower than 140 degrees then cook for longer. If it is 140 F degrees or more remove and slice.
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