Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

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.

Image of slow cooker spiral pineapple ham.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham

Slow Cooker 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.

Photo of ham in the crockpot topped with pineapple and brown sugar.

What do I need to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham?

  • 1 8-9 pound 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 I 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.


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:

Cooked slow cooker pineapple ham on a serving dish photo.

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.

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


  • 8-10 pound  ham  (spiraled )
  • 1 can (20 ounce)  crushed pineapple 
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar 
  • 2/3 cup  maple syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  nutmeg 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  all spice 


  1. Lightly spray an 8 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Pat dry the ham with paper towels, and then transfer it to the slow cooker.

  3. Pour over half the can of the crushed pineapple including all the juice. Reserve the rest of the pineapple for topping when the ham is served.

  4. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice, add it over the ham. Scoop the mixture between the ham slices.

  5. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high 1-2 hours.
  6. During the cooking process, lift the lid a few times and using a ladle, pour the juices over the ham in order to keep it moist.
  7. Garnish with the remaining pineapple and serve.

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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Danielle Wolter

Oh my the flavors in this sound incredible. And I love the idea of making it in the slow cooker! I definitely have to try this :-)


Cheese Curd In Paradise

I love the flavors of the maple syrup and all of the spices! What a perfect holiday ham!


Jyothi (Jo)

Ham looks sooo good. The flavours with slow cooking process and all spices and pineapple, so delicious!


Dorothy Reinhold

I bet this is so moist and full of flavor!! Can't wait to try this method.


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