{Crock-Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham}

This year for Easter I had the fun opportunity to host dinner at my house! It was so fun, and of course we had to have ham right? I had never made a ham before, so I browsed the internet and found this great recipe! What is easier then throwing something in the crock pot?? And this is the most flavorful ham I have ever had, and I have had some good ham! I adapted it slightly from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I will be making this again for sure!

*I ended up buying a 9 pound spiral-cut ham, and the top stuck out too far for the lid to go on, so I just wrapped the whole top of my crock-pot with 3 layers of aluminum foil so no heat could escape, it turned out perfect!

7-8 pound bone-in spiral-cut ham
1 cup light brown sugar
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 crock-pot, flat side down. Rub brown sugar on all sides. Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 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.


  1. If the ham is too big for the crock pot can you use tin foil on it? Do you know? For christmas I wanted to try a crock pot ham but it was too big for the crock pot and I was afraid it would be ruined so I did it in the oven.

  2. Hi Anna, I actually did wrap mine in 3 layers of tin foil because it was too tall for the lid, and it turned out perfect. just make sure no air can escape. You will love it. 🙂

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