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