Monday, January 3, 2011

Maple and Brown Sugar Ham


Maple Brown Sugar Ham in the Slow Cooker
(from melskitchencafe.com)
  • 7-8 pound bone-in spiral-cut ham
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (I used regular)
  • 1/2 cup all natural maple syrup (yes, please use pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice

Use a 6-7 quart slow cooker. Unwrap the ham and discard flavor packet. Place the ham into the slow cooker stoneware, flat-side down. Rub brown sugar on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. An hour before serving, baste ham with the collected juices from the bottom of the slow cooker. When cooking is done, remove carefully and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before carving.
Delicious!!  I used a 5 qt slow cooker and I had to split the ham in some places to fit but it was okay.  I also realized my ham was already cooked, but I put it in the crock pot anyway to warm it up and give it good flavor.  It was great!  I cooked it on low for 5 hours.  Tastes great with a mustard sauce as an accent flavor. I love you ham!

2 comments:

Sher said...

You finally got to make a ham! Good job. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

MIDWEST MAMA said...

Hey girl! Wanted to let you know that you have a Stylish Blog Award on my blog. I love to read you! Have a great weekend!