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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About Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for three great kids and one hunk of a man, also known there as babe, mom and sometimes referee. She is the author of Moms at Home: A Collection of Recipes and Moms at Home: Holiday Traditions.Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, being a mom, empowering women, children's issues (including Autism, ADHD, Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Learning Disabilities), family travel and recipes.


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

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

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

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

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

  13. That looks delish! We just had ham last night, but it wasn’t maple and brown sugar!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. Now this looks great – I always love ham and a maple brown sugar in it – sounds so drooling to my mouth, haha!

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

  25. 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!

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

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

  28. Oh my. It looks certainly delish and appetising!

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