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Slow Cooker Pineapple Cranberry Ham

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham is the perfect holiday ham! Festive flavors and it cooks up beautifully in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham is going to be your new favorite holiday ham!

I know turkey is big around the holidays but I am always there for the ham.  It is actually one of my favorite parts.  However, it can be a pain trying to find room/time for another thing to go into the oven.  That is where the beauty of this recipe comes in, it uses your slow cooker!

That’s right just pop your ham in your slow cooker, and forget about it till dinner time.  You will have a perfectly heated through glazed ham that is moist and perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Pineapple Cranberry Ham

Now please do not stress and send me a thousand comments about the quantities in the recipe.  It is very versatile and can be adjusted to your taste.  You cannot mess this up!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham

Basically your start with your fully cooked spiral sliced ham, this can be boneless or bone in.   I used a 3 pound boneless ham.  Then you get dijon mustard and squirt it over the top of the ham as little or as much as you like, you can even use plain old yellow mustard if you prefer.

Now you take a small can of crushed pineapple and just dump that in on top of the ham.  Then take about half a can, more or less depending on your taste and size of ham, of cranberry sauce, jellied or whole berry.  Just stir it up a bit so its not chunky and dump that over the ham.  Then set the crock pot to low and in 4 hours or so (depending on size) you will have the perfect ham.  Once my ham is warmed through I just turn the crock pot to warm and let it set till dinner.

So easy, so gorgeous, so delicious and let me tell you the leftovers make a killer sandwich.  But my favorite thing to do it to make this ham for Christmas Eve and use the leftovers for ham biscuits the next morning, yum!

Cranberry Pineapple Ham

Can I bake this in an oven?

You sure can! Just follow the oven instructions on the ham you buy for oven temp and time.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yup! Freeze the leftovers to pop into things like breakfast bakes and soups!  So delicious in soup!

Can I prep this ahead of time?

You can either prep the whole thing and pop it into the slow cooker the next day or mix together the glaze ingredients the night before and just pour it over the ham when you’re ready to cook.

Can I use an unsliced ham?

Of course! Again just follow the package instructions to make sure you cook it long enough.

Can I use pineapple tidbits or chunks?

You can, the pineapple won’t stick as well as crushed but the flavor will still be there.

Can I substitute honey for brown sugar?

Yup Yup! Ham loves anything sweet so honey is a great sub for brown sugar.

Can I leave out the brown sugar?

Sure! If sweeter ham isn’t your thing feel free to leave it out, it will still be delicious!

Can I use homemade cranberry sauce?

This is a perfect use for any leftover cranberry sauce you made.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham is the perfect holiday ham! Festive flavors and it cooks up beautifully in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pineapple Ham


  • One fully cooked bone in or boneless spiral sliced ham, I used a 3 pound boneless
  • Dijon mustard
  • Small can crushed pineapple
  • Can of cranberry sauce, jellied or whole berry
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Place ham in crock pot.
  2. Smear a little mustard on it.
  3. Top the ham with crushed pineapple.
  4. Take half a can of of cranberry sauce and mix it with the brown sugar and stir it around so its not too clumpy.
  5. Put that on top of ham.
  6. Turn crock pot on low for about 3-5 hours depending on ham size and whether bone in or not.
  7. When ham is fully warmed turn crock pot to warm until dinner is ready to be served.


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  1. I have not heard of ham in the crock pot but this sounds great. Love it when you can put things in a slow cooker. I am thinking about doing this for our Christmas party. It would make things easier.
    Thanks for the recipe,

  2. I’m thinking great alternative for Thanksgiving turkey! Sounds delicious and couldn’t be easier to put together. Love the idea of putting it in the crockpot and letting it do its thing, while I enjoy the day! Featured this week on Busy Monday! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cranberry pineapple, now that’s a cool seasonal combination. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites.

  4. This sounds like it would be delicous..how much dijon mustard do you “Guess” you use. I don’t normally use or have dijon mustard in my refrigerator or pantry. When you say small can of crushed pineapple, I’m assuming you mean the 8 oz?

    1. I would guess about 2-3 Tablespoons of mustard, if you prefer yellow mustard just go ahead and use what you have on hand, this is a very forgiving recipe and can be altered to your taste. I am awful with can sizes lol, but I believe you are correct it was an 8 oz can :)

  5. Im allergic to cranberries. Id like to try this with cherries. But im nit sure what type to buy. What would you suggest? And you said to let cook on low and then the next step you said to turn it to low. Did you mean high the first time? Lol

    1. Oh my goodness, yes I meant to turn it to warm after cooking it on low lol! I would suggest using any other kind of fruit jam or jelly, perhaps a cherry preserve or cherry jam would work well for you :) Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Hi thanks for your recipe. It sounds delicious. Just wondering when you say
    fully cooked sliced ham, do you mean it is already cooked and sliced before you buy it ? Do you need any liquid in the slow pot ? Have just bought pot so I am a bit nervous of it. Is it cooked on slow all the time ? Look forward to your reply.

    1. Yes, just a fully cooked sliced ham will work. The cranberry and pineapple make enough liquid and it is cooked on slow the whole time since it just needs to warm through. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy it!

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