Wanted to try this ham for Easter because it's always so stressful juggling church, spending an hour driving to and from the inlaws, then getting home in enough to cook my ham in the oven. Was excited to just put it in the crock pot before hand and not having to worry about it. Got my usual 8# butt portion, studded it with some cloves, laid it in crock over some brown sugar (not sure how much I used), put a little more on top and cooked for about 5 hours before pouring some pineapple juice over it. Wanted to make gravy with it as I do with the oven version, but didn't want all the sugar in the juice to burn. As everyone else has said, the ham turns out dark but tastes great. It probably definitely doesn't need to cook as long; mine was borderline dry. While I felt like the flavor of the cloves was better infused in this recipe than when I make my ham in the oven and it was so easy, I probably won't make it this way again because the gravy was awful. But if gravy isn't important, definitely give this ham a try. You can't beat the simplicity.
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Wanted to try this ham for Easter because it's always so stressful juggling church, spending...