Crockpot Slow Cooker Spiral Ham with pineapple

Slow Cooker Crockpot Ham. This is an easy way to make ham - especially spiral ham!Pin it

Slow Cooker Crockpot Spiral Ham

You can’t really screw up a ham. And when you toss it into a crockpot, it really feels like cheating. I’ve been wanting to try cooking a Crockpot Spiral Ham for awhile and I’m glad I gave it a try. This Crockpot ham recipe calls for pineapple and brown sugar so it definitely comes out tasting sweet – perhaps like a Honey Baked ham? I’m only guessing since I’ve never had one.


Spiral Ham with glaze packet
You would ideally want it to fit in your slow cooker. Mine was about 10 pounds in a 6 quart crockpot.

Pineapple bits in can, with juice, 20 oz

2 Cups brown sugar

1 Cup Ginger Ale

Crock pot Slow Cooker Ham

How to prepare

1.) Line the bottom of the crockpot with two cups of brown sugar. Some recipes call for three, that seems like an awful lot.

2.) Place ham, slices down (flush with the flat bottom of the crock)

3.) Sprinkle the ham glaze powder (comes with most spiral hams) over the ham

4.) Pour full can of pineapple bits into crockpot with juice. Pouring over the ham and glaze powder.

5.) Pour a cup of Ginger Ale over the ham

6.) Place lid on top of ham and cook on low for 4-6 hours until it’s heated through
If the ham is too big to fit in the crockpot, you can cover it with aluminum foil – for a makeshift lid. Or you can cut off the top part of the ham and shove it into the side of the crockpot. Whatever works – as long as it can be covered.

7.) Serve with some of the juice from the crockpot and it’ll be great!

Crockpot Spiral Ham Slow Cooker recipe

If you overcook this it will be dry. Basically you want to give it enough time to soak up some of the juice and heat up! Don’t even think about putting it on anything higher than low. And don’t go playing with it – the more you move it around the more it’s likely to shred and break apart.

Crockpot Spiral Ham recipe, with pineapple

I hope you like it! 


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  1. Would it be ok to keep it on warm when it is finished cooking?

  2. Charline says:

    Will it be ok if I don’t have any ginger ale

  3. Antoinette Geonnotti says:

    Everyone loved it!

  4. From now on this is how I will prepare a ham. My family loved this and could not believe it was cooked in a crock pot (you know those looks your sisters give you when they think something is going to bomb!) Glad to have oven space for other Easter items and didn’t need to pull out the toaster oven to try and make do. Thanks!

  5. I made this for Easter and it was a huge hit! I’ve been making honey ham in the oven for 15 years and this was the best ham we have ever had! Thanks for the recipe this is a keeper!

  6. instead of canned pineapple why not go to albertsons and get a fresh cut pineapple for the ham the fruit bowls are on sale 3/10.00 cant go wrong with fresh

  7. That was a fabulous recipe. Thank you so much!!

  8. I did the ham for the Thanksgiving, it was delicious!

  9. Hi, I may have missed it but is this okay for a smoked ham?
    We have a smoked spiral, bone-in ham and I just want to make sure everything will turn out fine.
    Thank you.

  10. I used heathers recipe for thanksgiving. It was a total hit, and so easy! Way easier than basting a turkey for hours.

  11. Barbara Desena says:

    Delicious,. Delicious, Delicious!!!!!!!

  12. Winner, winner ham’s for dinner! Debating the whole…make a whole ham for us or BBQ! I just don’t want to mess with my oven tomorrow with church and all, but really wanted ham! Your crockpot dinner looks like a winner! Thank you for your post…and not *after* Easter! :)

  13. How long do you cook it?