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Ham in Slow Cooker, Crock Pot

What’s that you say? You want ham and it’s 90° outside?  Of course that’s too flippin’ hot to turn the oven on.  What’s a person to do?  Cook the ham in your slow cooker, of course.  5 minutes preparation and you’re on your way to fun in the sun instead of being tied down in the kitchen all day.

Here’s how to prepare it:

INGREDIENTS:

6-7 lb ham (boneless, spiral, or bone-in)

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup real maple syrup

1 large can pineapple slices in own juice

1 cup liquid, your choice of: water, pineapple juice, orange juice.  (I love to use the Ocean Spray Cranberry blends.  I’ve used Cran blueberry, Cran pomegranate, Cran raspberry, etc.  If it sounds good, it probably will be.)

PREPARATION:

Place 1 cup liquid in bottom of crock pot.  Add ½ cup brown sugar and lay ham on top, flat side down.

Drizzle liquid from pineapple slices and maple syrup over the top of the ham, allowing it to run down the sides.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Internal temp should be around 140° F

Don’t forget to check Westover’s Leftovers to see what you can do with leftover ham.

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Gail Westover, a Treasure Lake resident has been cooking most of her life.  Hobbies come and go, as we all know, but for nearly 50 years, she has made homemade cooking a priority when it comes to feeding her family.  There is nothing she won’t cook, from Braided Danish and Marble Rye Bagels to International foods of all sorts.  “When you’ve cooked as many years as I have, nothing will scare you,” Gail says.  She admits that she has an extremely hard time following someone else’s recipe and has become a talented recipe developer.  We are happy to welcome Chew Wanna Eat? to The Lake News where you will have access to her creations.

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