Slow Cooked Candied Maple Brown Sugar Ham and Baby Carrots

slow cooked candied maple brown sugar ham and baby carrots

Yesterday I was working on a huge paper for my graduate class and had no time for anything! My husband was running to the store and asked if I wanted anything. I had the sudden  craving for ham so I had him pick one up. Then, I literally spent five minutes throwing this together in the crock pot. I love how quick and easy it is and that I have one side ready with the ham without any extra work. This worked out for our lazy Sunday at home but its also perfect for a beautiful Easter Dinner

Maple Brown Sugar Ham

7-8 pound spiral-cut ham (bone-in or boneless)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 can pineapple slices
1-2 lbs baby carrots

Directions: Use a 6-7 quart crock pot. Unwrap ham from wrapper, and discard the flavor packet. Place ham inside crock pot, flat side down. Rub the brown sugar over all sides of the ham. Then pour on the maple syrup! Put the pineapple juice from the can in the bottom around the ham (don’t poor it over the ham). Then, use toothpicks to hold the pineapple slices in place on the ham or, just add them in a layer around the ham like I did. (Who has time to mess around with toothpicks?!) Then pour in a bag or two of baby carrots all around the ham. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Baste ham with juices an hour or so before serving. Remove ham and let rest 15 minutes before carving. Mine fell off the bone entirely! 

Save that ham bone! I put mine in the freezer right away! I’ll use it for pea soup! The grossest looking most delicious soup ever! 

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  1. tina thornton says

    Oh my that looks so tasty. I cant wait to try to make this for my family

  2. Emily says

    My mother eats ham – I’m going to tell her about this recipe. It looks so easy, I think she would give it a try.

  3. Tough Cookie Mommy says

    This ham looks delicious and I love the idea of adding stewed carrots to the dish. The flavors must be amazing.

  4. Amanda says

    Ham is my favorite! We are trying to cut back on meat at my house for health reasons, but I pinned this so next time I cook a ham and I can find the recipe!

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I don’t eat as much ham as I used to because I have high blood pressure and I am not supposed to have that much sodium, but I have to tell you – you have my mouth watering over here. It looks SO good.

  6. Mandy says

    I love crockpot recipes! I am not a big fan of ham but my husband would love this. I need to save it for when I have moms nights out and he can eat it for dinner!

  7. Natasha Mairs says

    I don’t eat ham as I’m a vegetarian but I bet my husband and all 3 of my kids would love this!!! I’ll just have that yummy baked potato

  8. Jen says

    Yum, yum, yum!!! I am not a big ham fan but my husband is. He would devour this!

  9. Fabulous Perks says

    I used to love ham, I don’t eat it anymore. I gave it up over a year ago. Sure looks tasty how you prepared it.

  10. Lawna says

    This is making me so hungry just looking at this scrumptious food! I could eat the whole ham right now! Well maybe not, but I am pretty hungry.

  11. Veronica says

    Although I am a raw vegan, I can appreciate the effort that went into preparing this wonderful meal for your family.

  12. Theresa says

    Oh, good gravy that looks amazing! I am going to have to add these carrots to my Easter dinner menu!

  13. Pam says

    Oh yum! This looks like it would be a perfect Easter meal too!

  14. Liz Mays says

    That glaze sounds positively delicious and I can just taste it on the carrots already. Great Easter meal.

  15. Lady Lilith says

    I am not a fan of candied carrots but I have to say your dish looks amazing.

  16. becca says

    this looks delicious and a perfect way to cook a Sunday dinner without all the slaving over a stove business.

  17. Annie says

    Send some my way? I haven’t had dinner yet & this is making me drool!

  18. Maria says

    Yum!! I love a good hearty meal like this every once and a while!

  19. Tiffany says

    This looks amazing! i pinned it and can’t wait to try it!

  20. Tess says

    This looks so good! I love to make ham dinners on Sunday evenings.

  21. Nikki says

    This sounds like such an easy dish to prepare! I really need to learn to use my crock pot more.

  22. Mel Cole says

    This is mighty good! Maple and brown sugar is a delicious combo for ham. I’m so hungry right now.

  23. Ashley Gill says

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I’m not sure if its because I’m hungry or because it looks so good, oh I’m sure its because it looks so good! I love ham!

  24. Amanda Love says

    Oh I have to say this looks super yummy! Hubby would absolutely love this and I might just have to give it a try.

  25. myrealfoodfamily says

    Crock pot meals are the best! I love just throwing a few things in and having dinner ready a few hours later.

    1. Erica Buteau says

      There are so many days that I can sincerely say my crockpot saved me! A few minutes of prep and then I can focus on working while dinner cooks itself. Love it!

    1. Erica Buteau says

      It was pretty darn good! I used the ham bone to make a pea soup last weekend and it made me want the ham all over again!

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