Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 12 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 4 hours

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham is a must-have dish on your holiday table. The crockpot makes the cooking process very easy while producing a super juicy and flavorful ham.

With the holiday season in full swing, this pineapple ham is the perfect dinner candidate for Christmas. The dish pairs well with Oven Baked Potatoes, Corn Casserole, or Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham

Crockpot Pineapple Ham is a great and easy way to make this dish. Not only it saves you oven space during the busy holidays, but it also yields the most delicious and flavorful ham possible. For this recipe, we used a rather larger ham cut, which is perfect to feed a bigger crowd. But also make sure it will fit in the slow cooker. Ideally, pick a pre-cooked ham that is 8-10 pounds.

Similarly, use a spiraled ham with the bone in, this way all the flavors will evenly get absorbed inside. A ham over 10 pounds may be difficult to squeeze into your crockpot, so keep that in mind.

For this crockpot recipe all you need is a ham, can of crushed of pineapple, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The slow cooker will do it’s magic, and you will be pleasantly surprised at the yummy results. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare everything and put it in the crockpot. We love serving this for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas dinner.

Why cook the ham in the Slow Cooker?

Making Pineapple Ham in the slow cooker is very convenient. You basically dump the ingredients together and let the crockpot do its magic. Also, making it in the slow cooker usually makes the meat moister and more flavorful since it is cooked slower for a longer period of time.

Best ham to use for crock pot or slow cooker?

You can use pretty much any cut and size as long as it fits into the crockpot. For this recipe, I like using cooked spiraled cut with bone-in. This way, when the meat is cooked in the crockpot, it ends up super juicy and tender. 

What ingredients do you need to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham?

  • 1 – (8-9 pound spiraled ham)
  • 1 – (20 ounces can crushed pineapple)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

How to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham?

  1. First, pat dry the Ham with paper towels and then put it in the slow cooker.
  2. Next, pour over half the can of the crushed pineapple, including all the juice.
  3. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and add it over the ham.
  4. During the cooking process, lift the lid a few times and using a ladle, pour the juices over the meat in order to keep it moist.
  5. Reserve the rest of the pineapple for topping when the ham is served.
  6. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high 1-2 hours.

Can you make the Pineapple Ham in the oven?

Absolutely. The same preparation steps will apply. Just remember, for pre-cooked ham, to bake it in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes per pound. So for an 8-10 pounds ham, you will need about 80-100 minutes of cooking time. In addition, to help keep your ham moist and juicy, place the ham cut-side down in a baking pan and tent it with foil.

Can you cook ham in the Instant Pot?

Yes! You can easily make it in the Instant Pot as well at a fraction of the time. Just ensure to use a smaller cut so it fits into the pot. Alternatively, you could cut it into half. You can find the full instant pot ham recipe here


Estimate about 3/4 pound of bone-in ham per person. However, if you are hosting a hungrier crowd, you can increase it to 1 pound so you have plenty of leftovers. Also, ff using a boneless ham, you will need 1/2 pound per person.


Some of our favorite side dishes which goes well with this dish are:

How to store cooked Ham?

It’s best to store a baked ham for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. However, if you have a pre-cooked ham that is not yet opened, it can stay in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


A great thing about a big junk of ham is that you usually end up with delicious leftovers. To reheat the leftover ham, simply reheat it by covering it with foil and warming it in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes.

What to do with leftover ham?

Leftover ham can be used in a bunch of recipes, especially if you are tired of fixing yet another ham sandwich. We recommend you cube the leftover meat and use it to make Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup. Use sliced ham to make a delicious breakfast like these Bacon Ham Cheese Rolls, or make these fun Cheesy Jalapeño Sliders, or ham and cheese quiche.

Also, it can be added to casseroles, like this Cheese Mac and Cheese Casserole or add some to this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup instead of bacon.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe Tips and Tricks:

  • Since this is a large cut of ham, you’ll need a large 8-Quart oval slow cooker for this recipe.
  • You can substitute the canned pineapple with fresh pineapple if you desire.
  • To brown the ham better, after cooking in the slow cooker, just put in the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes.
  • If you want a crispier ham you can finish it in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Also, you can broil it for 3-5 minutes to give it a nice crust.
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5 from 12 reviews

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham is a must have dish on your holiday table. The crockpot makes the cooking process very easy while producing a super juicy and flavorful ham.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 16 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hrs 9 mins



Nutrition information

Calories: 513 Carbohydrates: 12 Protein: 42 Fat: 32 Saturated Fat: 12 Cholesterol: 140 Sodium: 2195 Potassium: 687 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 14 Calcium: 36 Iron: 2
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I really like that you included different methods to cook this recipe. The ham looks delicious!


Lisa Martin

This ham looks absolutely delicious! I am going to have to make this once we can have family over again!



YUM. This sounds like a great recipe for the holidays.



This recipe looks so savory. Looking forward to making this.


Brit Strawbridge

This looks absolutely incredible! I love a good slow-cooked ham. Saving this for later!


GiGi Eats

We have a slow cooker and an insta-pot. We barely use them. THIS needs to change! It's hard though cause my husband MUCH prefers to get take out/eat out... Ugh!! Hopefully, I can convince him SOON that eating at home is far tastier! Perhaps, with this dish!



The slow cooker is so great for ham. I love using pineapple too.


Bruce DeMustchine

That crusted ham is calling my name! I've yet to use a slow-cooker for ham but I'm excited to set this and forget it. Wish me luck!



This ham turned out perfect! The pineapple adds a nice layer of sweetness.


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

This recipe sounds and looks delicious. I love recipes made in the slow cooker!



I've always loved ham and pineapple together. I am growing pineapples now and I can't wait until June to harvest one to put on some ham!!


Lizzie Lau

Your photos of Pineapple Ham triggered childhood memories! It's probably been 35 years since my Mom cooked ham, but I could almost smell it reading your recipe.



This looks incredible! I love ham and pineapple, a great combo.



This slow cooker ham looks delicious with pineapple my favorite fruit. I am going to give this one a try hard to resist this.



I love pineapple and the recipe looks incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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