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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32 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Candied Maple Brown Sugar Ham and Baby Carrots

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

    1. 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!

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