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ham with honey-chipotle sauce in a crockpot

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Peg Mason
Westminster, CO

My husband and I love to open our home during the holidays to folks that don't have family in the area. I only have a single oven so I decided to try to our Easter ham in the crockpot. It was a gigantic hit even with those that 'hate' ham!

★★★★★ 1
serves approx 15
prep time 30 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For ham with honey-chipotle sauce in a crockpot

  • 8 - 10 lb
    fully cooked, bone-in ham (sized to fit in your crockpot)
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed, divided
  • 2 1/4 c
    ginger ale
  • 1/4 c
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    cider vinegar
  • 4
    chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 8 oz
    pineapple, crushed, reserve juice
  • 3/4 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 3/4 tsp
    cumin, ground

How To Make ham with honey-chipotle sauce in a crockpot

  • 1
    Prepare ham by scoring the surface with 1/2 inch deep diamond pattern. Spray a 4 1/2 - 5 quart crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Mix reserved pineapple juice with 1 cup of brown sugar. Pour in the bottom of the crockpot. Place scored ham on top of brown sugar/pineapple mixture.
  • 3
    In a medium saucepan mix remaining 1 cup brown sugar, ginger ale, honey and vinegar. Cook to a boil; reduce to half (about 15 minutes or so). Add remaining ingredients and cook for about another 5 minutes. Note: I only use 1/2 of the crushed pineapple.
  • 4
    Reserve 1 cup of sauce and set aside. Pour remaining sauce over the ham. Cook on low for about 7 hours on low.
  • 5
    After 7 hours pour reserved cup of sauce over the ham and continue to cook for 1 more hour. Ham will be fork tender.