Learn how to make Crockpot Spiral Ham Recipe in the slow cooker for an easy and delicious meal idea. Whether you are serving ham for a big holiday dinner or Sunday lunch for your family, this recipe makes it so easy.

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Slow Cooker Spiral Ham Recipe:

Have you ever made this Crock pot Ham recipe? I know that cooking a spiral ham is fairly easy because it is already precooked.

However, tossing a spiral ham in your crockpot in the morning and letting it sit all day is even easier! This makes Easter dinner, Christmas dinner, and even Thanksgiving dinner a breeze.

Cooking ham in the crock pot is a great way to free up your oven space in the crock pot. Plus you will love how amazing it taste. We love using out slow cooker to make meal time a breeze. Our family can enjoy a great dinner with very little effort.

spiral ham on platter

Everyone will love this Crockpot Ham Recipe!

It is so delicious and flavorful. Once you start using the slow cooker for ham, you will never use the oven again. The ham is just so tender and packed with the best flavor. You will love this combination of brown sugar, pineapple juice and more.

Your dinner guests will rave about this ham and you will love how easy it is to make. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.

This ham will definitely become a family favorite. We love that it only takes minutes to prep.

How much Ham per person?

We love leftover ham. So we try and plan for that when we purchase our ham. My general rule is about 1 pound ham per person.

This ensures that I can plan on leftovers for the next day.

ingredients for recipe: ham, brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey

Ingredients for crockpot ham

  • Spiral Sliced Ham
  • Brown Sugar
  • Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Pineapple Juice

Simple ingredients and simple process.

How to cook a spiral ham in the crock pot?

First, get a store bought pre-cooked spiral ham (my family especially likes the inexpensive ones from Aldi). Place the Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Ham flat side down like the picture above.

Once your precooked ham is in the crockpot, smother it with brown sugar and pour maple syrup and pineapple juice over it. It is that simple and easy.

You can’t mess up this delicious recipe for fully cooked ham in crockpot.

How long to cook a Ham?

Once you have placed your ham in the crock pot set it on low. It will need to cook for about 3-4 hours. Cook time could vary.

To ensure that you ham is heated thoroughly you can use a meat thermometer. It will need to read around 140 degrees.

Once heated thoroughly, remove ham from crockpot and place on a platter. I like to pour the juice that is in the bottom of my crockpot into a saucepan.

Then bring the juices to a simmer for about 6-8 minutes.

Then pour the juices over the ham. Doing this just brings all the juices and ham together.

If you prefer a thicker glaze, you can mix about 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2-3 tablespoon of water together and pour into the ham juice.

ham in the crock pot with glaze

What if my ham doesn’t fit in my Crock Pot?

If you cannot put the lid down on your crockpot, cover it with foil to keep the heat in. Then place the lid on the top to keep the foil down.

spiral ham in crock pot with foil over the top and lid

How do you keep a spiral ham from drying out?

By cooking in the crock pot, the ham stays so moist and delicious, so you don’t have to worry about it drying out.

This recipe will not dry out. No need to use glaze packets with this delicious and simple recipe.

Your family will love this cured ham. The syrup and pineapple juice make the best spiral cut ham. The combination of the syrup and juice makes it so flavorful.

Can you freeze ham?

You can freeze ham. Freezing ham is a great way to save money and use the ham to make another meal. Check out Can You Freeze Ham? to learn how.

Can you reheat your cooked ham?

Leftover holiday ham is the best! Typically we eat on the ham for lunch or dinner the next few days after our holiday celebration. This is ham is easy to reheat by placing the oven.

You want to place your oven on low heat of 275 degrees and cover with foil. I usually use this method if I have a lot of ham leftovers.

If it is a small serving, then I will just place in the microwave for a minute to heat with my other sides.

up close photo of spiral ham

What is the best ham for slow cooker ham?

We like to use a spiral ham. They are amazing in the crockpot and taste delicious. In my opinion, the spiral ham is the perfect ham to cook in the crockpot.

Are all spiral hams precooked?

Spiral hams are generally precooked making this process even easier. The slow cooker makes it even more simple to make a holiday ham.

You could also try using the instant pot.

Can I add pineapple slices or pineapple chunks?

Yes, you can! If you love pineapple, toss in a few slices or chunks.

Pineapple rings would also work placed on top of the ham. Plus, it would look pretty.

spiral ham on platter

Can I use another juice besides pineapple?

Orange juice works great and gives the ham great flavor. We have used this before when I forgot to buy pineapple juice and it was good.

Best leftover recipes for Ham:

There are so many different ways to use leftover ham.

up close photo of spiral ham

Give this spiral ham in crock pot a try!

Warming a precooked ham in crockpot is so easy! You can also slow cook ham in oven overnight. You can cook overnight for a brunch.

This recipe is really that simple. You can toss this in your crockpot before you head to church. Dinner will be calling you by the time you get home.

Make sure you have a good slow cooker. If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Auro cooker. Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time. We are all about simple and this sure is a time saver. I love being able to toss all the mess with the liner!

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Crockpot Spiral Ham

4.94 from 611 votes
Crock pot Ham Recipe is easy to make. Slow cooker ham is perfect for the holidays and frees up your oven. Try this crock pot spiral ham today!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Crock Pot, Main Course
Calories 577
Author Eating on a Dime




  • Unwrap ham and place flat side down in a large slow cooker. Throw away glaze packet and any plastic pieces that cover the bone.
  • Rub brown sugar over the sides.
  • Pour on syrup and pineapple juice.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Baste ham with the juices from the bottom of the slow cooker occasionally while it is cooking and right before you serve it.

Recipe Notes

Slow cooker ham is perfect for the holidays and frees up your oven.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 16g, Calories 577kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 42g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 123mg, Sodium 2360mg, Potassium 618mg, Sugar 24g, Vitamin C 2.1mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 1.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing. I also loved they gave me a tip on how to cook a ham that did not fit in my crockpot. I panicked when I realized it did not fit. The helpful little tips are wonderful. Keep these recipes coming. I have two HS football players eating me out of house and home. They love protein!

  2. 5 stars
    We’ve always cooked our spiral ham in the oven but I definitely will cook in the crockpot from now on. Saves on oven space and seems alot tastier

  3. I have never tried cooking a ham in a crockpot before. I pinned this recipe to my board so I can give it a try! I bet it would be a perfect idea for an Easter brunch!

  4. I have never tried cooking a ham in a crockpot before. I pinned this recipe to my board so I can give it a try! Sounds perfect especially for Christmas or Easter!

  5. 5 stars
    These crockpot recipes are amazing! The spiral ham turned out great! You make my life so much easier and Delicious!

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