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
Garlic honey mustard ham recipe
Instant Pot Bourbon Mustard Ham
Grilled Apricot Bourbon-Glazed Spiral Cut Ham
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.
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Renae @ How to Have it All
Thank you for the linky! I love my crockpot but never thought of putting a ham in one! Looks yummy!
Do u have to cook the ham for the whole 8 hrs?
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!
Katie @Pinke Post
I've never used the real maple syrup or pineapple juice tricks! YUM. Thanks for hosting!
that ham looks fab! I am so making it this coming weekend!
That sounds delicious. The crock pot is going to get a lot more use out of it this year!
The ham looks and sounds wonderful! I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for hosting!
Emily @Zweber Farms
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.
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!
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.
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.
Oh My Stars that looks Delicious! Please visit my blog..I have an award for you! <3 and Hugs!
That ham looks delicious!! I shared a recipe for vegetable beef soup. Thanks for hosting!
Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs
How much did your ham weigh? This looks yummy as always!!
This ham looks scrumptious!
Leon @ Organically Thought
I am celebrating pork month with different cuts from chops to tenderloin purchased from Stony Brook Farm Schoharie NY. We also just started a blog hop come check out our focused subjects Alimenary Tuesdays Blog Carnival
I just linked up my Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken. Thank you for the invite 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Can this recipe be used for a fresh ham instead of a spiral ham?
Absolutely, just be sure the internal temp of the ham reaches 160 degrees.