My Grandma Jennings was an amazing lady. I miss her so much. She’s been gone for 7 years now, and I still think about her every day. She was a very elegant, high class lady, that made the most delicious food. I have so many great memories playing at her house as a kid, and I especially loved the meals she made.
This year for Thanksgiving, I decided to carry on one of Grandma’s traditions of making a ham, as well as a turkey for the big feast! I love ham, and always looked forward getting to enjoy turkey AND ham when we would have Thanksgiving at her house.
I decided to make it a bit easier on me, and tried this recipe for a ham cooked in a crock pot! The verdict?…. It was the most delicious thing my taste buds have enjoyed in awhile! The flavors were so good, and with how easy it was to do, it will forever be my go-to ham recipe!
Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham
7-8 pound spiral-cut ham (bone-in or boneless)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 cups pineapple juice
Directions: Use a 6-7 quart crock pot. Unwrap ham from wrapper, and discard the flavor packet. Place ham inside crock pot, flat side down. Rub the brown sugar over all sides of the ham. Then pour on the maple syrup and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Baste ham with juices an hour or so before serving. When cooking is done, carefully remove ham from crock pot and place on a cutting board. Let rest 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy ♥
Recipe source: A Year of Slow Cooking