Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Maple Ham

Have you heard it is National Pork Month? Nothing says “Happy Pork Month” like a big ole hunk of ham.

In the U.S., nearly 65 million pigs are raised each year. Sounds like a lot, right? Don’t worry, China has us beat with almost 300 million pigs. Interested in knowing more about where animals are raised, check out this graph from The Economist.

Last weeks linky party also was a huge hit for pork recipes! The most clicked on recipes were all made with meat from none other than porky himself.

Savage Chili with pork sausage from Aunt Nubby’s Kitchen


Fried Pork Tacos with pork shoulder from Happy Homemaker Cindy


(I use hot dogs made from pork & poultry)

So, to make my ham. Start with a spiral cut ham. I still had one in my freezer, so I put it in the fridge overnight. Then place it flat side down in your crock pot. Cover with about 1/2 cup of brown sugar and then pour 1/2 cup of REAL maple syrup over top.

Then pour 1 cup of pineapple juice over top.

Then cook your ham on low for 4-8 hours. It will be heated through at 4 hours but there is plenty of juice if you pop it in before heading to work.

Carefully pull the ham out. It will be falling off the bone. I promise you!

I made up the Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n Cheese from Rachael Ray’s magazine this month to go with the ham. I substituted sweet potatoes for baking, but otherwise followed the directions. It was yummy! And had bacon top. The perfect match to the ham.

Plus, we had plenty of leftovers! Which means easier meals all week! Yay!

Crock Pot Maple Ham

  • 1 spiral cut ham
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  1. Place ham in the crock pot, flat side down.
  2. Cover ham with brown sugar and then pour syrup and juice over the ham.
  3. Cook on low for 4-8 hours. The ham will be heated through in 4 hours but has plenty of fluids to go longer.

So, you cooking up any pork this week? If not, link up anyway. Can’t wait to see your hunks!
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  1. Renae @ How to Have it All says

    Thank you for the linky! I love my crockpot but never thought of putting a ham in one! Looks yummy!

  2. Anita Stafford says

    Your ham looks so good! Don't you love to walk into the house after the crock pot has been on? Thanks so much for featuring the Savage Chili! I have shared Chicken and Dumplings Bake. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Emily @Zweber Farms says

    Yummy! I am going to make a ham for my son's 3rd birthday this weekend. I think this might be the recipe. Thank you for hosting Hunk of Meat Monday. And Happy Pork month. I posted a veggie and pork soup this week.

  4. Miz Helen says

    Hi Leah,
    Your ham looks so delicious, we just love ham. I brought some great Pork Chops today. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. Anonymous says

    do you think this will work ok w/boneless ham? I didn't realize it said boneless when I bought it. I imagine it will cook faster. Hopefully it will turn out ok.

  6. Loy says

    Oh Yummy, Yummy. I think one of the most successful things you can cook in a crockpot is ham. This look wonderful. Thanks for hosting another great party. We love all things pork at our house.

  7. Miz Helen says

    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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