This is a recipe for slow cooker ham with pineapple juice, brown sugar, red wine, and honey. It’s the best Thanksgiving or Easter ham that everyone will love!
Ham is my favorite main dish for Thanksgiving and Easter. I prefer a sweeter Crockpot ham with pineapple juice, brown sugar, honey, and red wine.
It turns the juice into a tasty glaze for the ham and it’s so tender when it’s slow-cooked. The flavors are absorbed into the slices of ham and it turns out really juicy!
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham
- Cured and Precooked Bone-In Spiral Cut Ham (Boneless ham can be used as well)
- Pineapple Juice
- Brown Sugar
- Red Wine (We like Lambrusco for ham.)
The ham for this recipe has been cured and precooked prior to placing in the slow cooker.
If your ham says “fresh ham” it is likely not cured or cooked. An uncooked ham needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit during the cooking process in order to be safe for eating.
A ham that is already cooked simply needs heated through to the center, but in this recipe we also want it to be very tender so that the meat falls off the bone.
Appliances for Slow Cooker Ham
Be sure that you have a Crockpot or slow cooker large enough to hold an 8-10 pound ham.
I used a 6-quart crockpot for this recipe.
It worked perfectly in both of these appliances. I placed the lids on and left the vent open while cooking in them.
How to Make Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham
It’s really easy to put together!
Remove the ham from the wrapper and netting. Remove any plastic pieces that may be on the ham.
Add the brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice, and wine to the crock pot. Stir until well blended.
Place the ham in the crock pot and ladle the pineapple mixture over the ham.
Pull some of the slices of ham apart and pour the mixture in between the layers.
Cover with the lid. For cooking on a high heat setting, cook for 4-6 hours.
To cook on a low heat setting, set the timer for 8-10 hours.
Optional: if you like pineapple slices, they can be added to the ham during the cooking process.\
To serve the ham, remove the bone from the center. It should be fall-off-the-bone ready.
Sides for Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham
- Bacon, Mushrooms, and Green Beans – Oh my!
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
- Cheesy Potatoes
- Classic Deviled Eggs
- Garlic Bread Stuffing
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Ultimate Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
How long does cooked ham last in the refrigerator?
It can last 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
For freezing, it can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3-4 months.
Try these other delicious dishes!
- Cheesy Leftover Ham and Potatoes
- Crown Rib Roast
- Juicy Air Fryer Steak
- Pork Medallions
- Pork Schnitzel
- Glazed Salmon
- 8-10 lb Cured and Precooked Bone-In Spiral Cut Ham (Boneless can be used as well)
- 1-46 oz Can of Pineapple Juice
- 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Red Wine (We like Lambrusco)
- Remove wrapper and any netting that may be around the ham.
- Add pineapple juice, brown sugar, honey, and red wine to slow cooker and mix well. Place ham in the slow cooker. Ladle the juice mixture on top of the ham. Pull the slices of ham apart and pour mixture between the layers.
- Place the lid on and set on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. Optional: if you like pineapple slices, they can be added to the ham during the cooking process.
- To serve, remove the bone from the center of the ham. It should be fall-off-the-bone ready.
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Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 490Total Fat 19.6gSaturated Fat 6.7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 46gCholesterol 129mgSodium 2963mgCarbohydrates 38.2gFiber 3.2gSugar 26.6gProtein 38g
Nutrition is not always accurate.