Easter Ham in a Crockpot
with Fruited Cranberry Sauce
adapted from Good Cheap Eats
one large half ham, that fits in your largest crockpot
1 cup apple juice or cider
1/2 can whole berry cranberry sauce - or the other kind, your preference
1/2 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
all of the juice from the canned pineapple
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Place ham, cut side down into crockpot. Stir canned cranberry sauce, pineapple, apple juice, and pineapple juice together and pour over the ham. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove ham from crockpot and place in roasting pan, on its side.
Heat the oven to 375°. Combine brown sugar, Dijon mustard, ground cloves, and enough of the juices from the crockpot to create a paste. Spread paste over ham. Place in hot oven to glaze, about 30 minutes. Slice and serve.
Combine the remaining cranberry, pineapple, a can of drained mandarin oranges, and 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger if you like ginger. Variation: add fresh ginger, and/or lemon and orange zest in it; they are really good if you have them. Chill well, can be made several days ahead. (I always make mine ahead and add the mandarin orange juice to the crock pot with the ham.) Serve fruited cranberry sauce with the ham.
| current weight: 303.0