Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple & Cherries

Looking for a super easy and delicious ham recipe? Try this Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple & Cherries for a fuss free spin on a classic meal. This slow cooker recipe is great for the upcoming holidays and the slow cooker helps keep the ham moist and the cherries add a little tart flavor that everyone will love.

Have you ever had a ham done in the slow cooker? Let me tell you, it is my new favorite way to cook one! The results are great and the prep is easy. We had a few family members over and we prepared this before they arrived. Then we were able to enjoy each other’s company. The ham was done and ready to serve without any extra basting or extra steps. Cherries and pineapple? Yes! The cherries ended up being a wonderful addition to this holiday ham. And these bright red beauties make this ham more festive!


Cooking for other can be stressful, especially around the holidays. That is why it is important to try to make things easy on yourself. Try to pick a few recipes that are easier, have less prep, or can be made ahead of time! That is one great aspect of using the slow cooker. You can toss all of the ingredients in, let it cook while you relax, and then it can switch to warm mode for serving. Other food items that are easy to prep ahead of time so that you can enjoy your family and friends more is a Holiday Charcuterie Board!

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Key Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple & Cherries

How to cook a ham in your slow cooker

Cooking a ham in your slow cooker is super easy. Most hams are pre-cooked so all you are doing is warming it up. For this recipe we start with a fully cooked ham. We set the slow cooker on low setting for about 6 hours. If you are cooking a larger ham, you may need to adjust the cooking times.

How to make this Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple & Cherries Recipe

For the ham:

Place the cooked ham into the slow cooker. Pour the apple juice on top, then coat the ham in the mustard glaze. Top with the pineapple slices and the pitted cherries.

Cook in the slow cooker for about 6 hours on low. Once warmed throughout, slice and serve with the vegetables.

For the Roasted Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes:

Toss the asparagus, tomatoes, and Italian dressing in a medium bowl.

Then pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until tender.

Then serve everything hot together when ready to eat.

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Slow Cooker Ham with Pineapple & Cherries

Amber Gray
Who says holiday meals have to take all day? This no-fuss, slow cooker recipe keeps the ham moist and tender, and the cherries add a tart flavor your family will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course dinner, Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 8
Calories 371 kcal


Slow Cooker Ham & Pineapple

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 pounds fully cooked low-sodium ham
  • 1/3 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 pineapple cored, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherries pitted

Roasted Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes

  • 2 cups asparagus trimmed, cut into 1’’ pieces
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing


Slow Cooker Ham & Pineapple

  • Place ham in slow cooker. Pour apple juice on top, then coat ham in mustard glaze. Top with pineapple slices and cherries.
  • Cook in slow cooker 6 hours on low.

Roasted Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes

  • Toss asparagus, tomatoes and dressing in medium bowl.
  • Pour onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes, or until tender.


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 26gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1410mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 476IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
Keyword christmas, ham, holidays, slow cooker
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