Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 9:31 am

I posted this recipe years ago after my optometrist’s office called to inquire about  it because I had talked about it during a visit. Here ’tis again. Forget about high-priced honey-baked ham. This ham is easy, tastes delicious and leaves you with a meaty ham bone to throw into Navy bean or split pea soup.

  • Half ham, bone in
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 Coke
  • 1 20-oz can crushed pineapple

Rinse ham and place into a large crock pot. Throw in the sugar, Coke and pineapple. Set crock pot to low and cook all day, about 8 hours. Enjoy!

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First off, I really like this “Slow cook” idea of yours. I need to figure a way to preserve these and file them away for quick access. (Yeah, I know … a recipe box).

Second, I love ham and like a quick (oops, slow!) way to make it and enjoy it. Thanks. But … what is the definition of a “large” crockpot. The one I own, I believe, holds “only” 4 qts. That’s not going to be big enough I bet, is it? What’s the minimum size I’d need, do you think?

November 23rd, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hi, Joe! I will talk to the web design gurus to see if there’s a way to make these recipes printer-friendly. Glad you like. About the crock pot, yes, size in this case matters :P
You will need a 6-7 quart crock pot, which will be oblong as opposed to tall like the one you probably own. The good news is that the newer style crock pots have a “warm” feature, so you don’t have to worry about being home when the cooking stops. Another interesting detail… I’ve used “lesser” quality hams and still gotten great results, though my preference is to go for good quality so there’s less fat and waste.

November 23rd, 2010 at 9:58 am

Oh, and I should mention that part of the reason for the SLOW FOOD FILES is that I’m collecting my recipes into a cookbook, so this is disciplining me to type them up a couple-three a week.

November 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 am

Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, I bookmarked it.

November 29th, 2010 at 12:34 pm