Slow Cooker Ham with Cloves and Pineapple

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ham with clove and pineapple cooked in slow cooker

How to Cook a Precooked Ham with Clove and Pineapple in Slow Cooker

Never have dry ham again!  Cooking this ham with cloves and pineapple make it delicious.  Cooking it in the slow cooker, keep it moist.  You just need to make sure the ham will fit in the slow cooker, with the lid on before you start this recipe.

scoring pineapple ham with knife

Can You Cook a Ham in a Slow Cooker?

Definitely!  We use a precooked ham.  It would take a lot longer if the ham was not precooked.  You will need to check to make sure the ham will fit in your slow cooker BEFORE you start.  If it doesn’t, you will want to trim it so that it fits.

boneless ham with whole cloves pushed into sides

Why Do you Score the Ham?

The ham is scored so that the flavors from the pineapple and cloves will infuse into the ham. Add as much pineapple and clove that you like.

pineapples slices on ham with toothpicks

Can You Make Other Types of Ham in the Slow Cooker?

Definitely! You can make a ham honey glazed, orange rum glazed, cherry glazed.  But most importantly, don’t forget to make gravy when you make your ham! This ham with clove and pineapple in slow cooker is our most popular and requested at home.

topping boneless ham with brown sugar over pineapples

Why Do you Add Brown Sugar to Ham?

It gives a sweetness.  If you don’t like sweet, remove this from your recipe and enjoy. We’ve made it without brown sugar and it tastes good this way. You do you!

sliced pineapples with ham
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Holiday Ham with Clove and Pineapple: Slow Cooker

Cook your holidy ham slow and low in the slow cooker. We've got lots of flavor with clove and pineapple, making it perfect.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 half ham
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 half boneless ham
  • 1 can pineapple chunks or rings
  • 10-15 toothpicks
  • 20-30 whole cloves
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar


  • You did make sure the ham will fit in the slow cooker with the lid on? Trim if needed.
  • Put a slow cooker liner in the slow cooker to keep the mess to a minimum.
  • Take the cloves and poke them into the ham. You can be fancy and make a pattern if you want to.Place the ham into the crock pot.
  • Take the pineapple slices and toothpicks and stick the pineapples onto the outside of the ham with the toothpicks.
  • Add the brown sugar and pack it onto the top of the ham and pack it gently.
  • Take the juice from the pineapples and pour it slowly over the ham.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.


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You can make this with a spiral ham, but you will need a larger crock pot.
If it won’t fit, cook it in the oven 350F with foil on top of it.
Want the best slow cooked ham recipe? You'll want to make this ham with clove and pineapple in slow cooker again in and again.

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  1. I recently made a ham in the slow cooker it was a little dry. wrapping it with pineapple might be the key.
    thanks for linking this up to Friday Frenzy. Hope to see you next week.

    1. When you wrap it in pineapple, also use the juice in the can at the bottom and pouring on the brown sugar (if you like).

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