When it is time for the Christmas ham recipe, this crock pot maple ham recipe is sure to be a family favorite and easy to prepare. With just three ingredients in addition to the ham, it is so simple, perfect for busy holiday dinners.
Did you know ham is the most consumed pork product? Mainly because the ham comes from the butt of the pig and most pigs got plenty of butt! In the U.S., nearly 65 million pigs are raised each year. It 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.
Crock Pot Maple Ham Ingredients
So, to make this crock pot maple ham, start with a spiral cut ham. I still had one in my freezer, so I put it in the fridge overnight.
How to make a spiral ham in crock pot?
On the day you will be eating your ham, start by placing the flat side down in your crock pot. Cover with about ½ cup of brown sugar and then pour ½ cup of REAL maple syrup over top. Finally, 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!
How Long to Cook Spiral Ham in Crock Pot
It should take about an hour per 3 pounds to cook a spiral cut ham in crock pot, oven or grill on a low setting or 250 degrees. It will cook faster on higher temps but be sure to baste to keep it from drying out.
Leftover Ham Recipes
Leftover ham can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer. Here is guidance on storing the leftover ham.
- Refrigerator - Keep leftover ham in a large ziploc bag or plastic container for up to three days in the fridge.
- Freezer - Double wrap ham in two freezer bags with all air removed for up to three months.
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 a bacon top. The perfect match for the ham. Here are a few more of my favorite leftover ham recipes.
Plus, we had plenty of leftovers! Which means easier meals all week! Yay!
How Long to Cook a Spiral Ham in the Crock Pot
It should take about an hour per 3 pounds to cook a spiral cut ham in crock pot, oven or grill on a low setting or 250 degrees. It will cook faster on higher temps or high setting on the crock pot but be sure to baste to keep it from drying out.
More Ham Recipes
Crock Pot Maple Ham
- 1 spiral cut ham
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- Place ham in the crock pot, flat side down.
- Cover ham with brown sugar and then pour syrup and juice over the ham.
- Cook on low for 4-8 hours. The ham will be heated through in 4 hours but has plenty of fluids to go longer.