{Recipe} Thanksgiving Ham

I made the ham for Thanksgiving this year.

It was SUPER easy.

Lots of people asked for the recipe.  I think it is fun to cook meals that inspire a “wow” when tasted and an even bigger “WOW” when they hear how easy the meal was to make.  This ham is one such meal. So, here is the recipe::

(i would post a picture but it was all eaten up before i thought about it. trust me. its yum)

1 (8-9lb.) bone-in picnic ham*

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup orange juice

Place 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar in the slow cooker (CrockPot).  Add water & orange juice.  Rub remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar on ham.  Place flat side down in the CrockPot and cook on LOW for 8(ish) hours.


Isn’t that easy?!  After 8 hours the ham falls right off the bone.  Yum!!

* side note:  I assume you could use any sort of smoked ham – bone-in or boneless. i used my big 7 qt CrockPot.  however, if you aren’t cooking for a huge crowd and/or have a smaller CrockPot, just get a smaller ham – but watch the cooking time!

** also: the water/orange juice probably isn’t needed however, i cooked this overnight and didn’t want to wake up to burned brown sugar.  the ham makes a lot of juice, so i bet it would be okay on its own.  though i did like the extra flavor of the orange juice, subtle but tasty!

*** adapted from this recipe


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