Slow-Cooker Pineapple, Pepper Jelly & Bourbon Ham

What a ham! Making your ham in the slow cooker frees up the oven for the rest of your holiday feast.
slow cooker pineapple pepper jelly bourbon ham

Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken

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25 minutes

2 hours, 55 minutes



  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pepper jelly
  • 3 tbsp. bourbon
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 boneless smoked ham (5 to 6 lb.)


1. In a blender, puree the pineapple, brown sugar, jelly, bourbon, and mustard; season with pepper. Place the ham in a slow cooker. Pour the pineapple mixture over the top. Cover and cook on high until an instant-read thermometer registers 140° when inserted into the center, about 2 1/2 hours. 

2. Preheat the broiler. Transfer the ham to a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil until browned in spots, 5 to 8 minutes. Strain the juices from the slow cooker into a pitcher and spoon the fat off the top. Slice the ham and serve with the sauce. 

This recipe is part of our Southern-Style Ham & Biscuits holiday dinner menu. Get the rest of the recipes here.

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