Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa

5 from 22 votes
5 hours 15 minutes
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Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa is the way to a beautiful and stress-free holiday celebration your guests will rave about!

Photo of Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa on white platter with sauce drizzled down the front.

The inspiration behind this recipe:

There’s always so much to do this time of year.  There’s spring cleaning to do inside and out, yard work and plants to plant.  Not to mention, Easter is coming up very quickly!

In addition to all that, we’re getting ready for the annual visit from my mother-in-law.  Most people would dread that but thankfully I have a mother-in-law who is wonderful and very helpful.

To make the most of Easter and her visit, I’m doing this easy Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa!

How to make Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa:

Because Easter morning is pretty busy, I like to heat ham in a slow cooker so it’s ready when we return from church and I don’t have to take up oven space.

  • When you purchase a spiral-sliced ham, typically the glaze surrounds the ham in the package so you’ll want to open it inside the slow cooker.

Photo of spiral ham being brushed with pastry brush in slow cooker.

  • Then simply heat on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  • If you can, use a turkey baster to baste the ham with the glaze several times while heating.

Photo of spiral sliced ham in slow cooker.

Photo of glaze being drizzled over spiral sliced ham in slow cooker.

  • Ham garnished with pineapple is the classic way to serve it.  However, here’s a fun and updated pineapple salsa to serve with the Slow Cooker Honey Ham.  This spicy, tangy pineapple salsa pairs perfectly with the sweet, smoky ham.  Use pre-cut pineapple so the salsa can be made quickly.

Photo of pineapple slices in white bowl.

Photo of pineapple salsa in white bowl with serving spoon garnished with cilantro.

Photo of Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa along with some other side dishes.

Have a Happy and Joyous Easter and I hope you enjoy this Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa!

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Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa

5 from 22 votes

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By: Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Honey Ham with Pineapple Salsa is the way to a beautiful and stress-free Easter celebration!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 556 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ham

  • 1 (8-10 pound) spiral cut honey ham

Salsa

  • 1 container (1-pound) sliced pineapple - or a large pineapple if you don't mind doing more work
  • 1 jalapeno pepper - finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper - finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey - to taste
  • Salt - to taste

Instructions
 

Ham

  • Unwrap the spiral-cut honey ham inside a large slow cooker. Coat the ham with the glaze. Cover and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or until heated through to 165 degrees. If possible, baste the ham using a turkey baster several times with the juices and glaze. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

Salsa

  • Chop the pineapple into 1/4-inch dice and place in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Serve with ham.

Notes

If the size of the ham will not allow you to place the cover on the slow cooker, cover securely with aluminum foil. Then, place the lid over the aluminum foil the best you can.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 2411mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 77g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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36 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This ham looks positively divine – I always love mine with pineapple salsa or glaze, as well! And The Fresh Market looks like a truly amazing store. I love that you can call in your orders in advance and have them ready for pick-up. What a great time-saver, especially when you have a lot of company! Enjoy all of your visitors this month!

  2. 5 stars
    This ham looks positively divine – I always love mine with pineapple salsa or glaze, as well! And The Fresh Market looks like a truly amazing store. I love that you can call in your orders in advance and have them ready for pick-up. What a great time-saver, especially when you have a lot of company! Enjoy all of your visitors this month!

  3. 5 stars
    Doesn’t it seem like ham and pineapple were just made for one another? This recipe looks like it pairs the two beautifully, can’t wait to make it!

    1. Hi, Jenni, Yes, the jalapeno is really welcome with the sweetness of the ham and the sweet/tart flavor of the pineapple. Thanks so much!

  4. 5 stars
    I wish I had a Fresh Market here in Amsterdam… It really looks like an amazing store. And I love your recipe. I’m hosting the annual Easter family weekend this year and this makes the perfect candidate! Impressive, fresh, tasty… Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. 5 stars
    I wish I had a Fresh Market here in Amsterdam… It really looks like an amazing store. And I love your recipe. I’m hosting the annual Easter family weekend this year and this makes the perfect candidate! Impressive, fresh, tasty… Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. 5 stars
    Easter dinner is always special. And this year is even more for my family! I am orthodox and my husband is catholic and this year both Easter days comes on same date! We will try the ham you recommend, i am sure it will be awesome!

  7. 5 stars
    Doesn’t it seem like ham and pineapple were just made for one another? This recipe looks like it pairs the two beautifully, can’t wait to make it!

  8. 5 stars
    Doesn’t it seem like ham and pineapple were just made for one another? This recipe looks like it pairs the two beautifully, can’t wait to make it!

  9. 5 stars
    Easter dinner is always special. And this year is even more for my family! I am orthodox and my husband is catholic and this year both Easter days comes on same date! We will try the ham you recommend, i am sure it will be awesome!