Sink your teeth into this great Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham. When talking about ham, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Sweet, tasty... delicious... juicy... tender... meat...? Well, whatever you are thinking, one thing for sure is that ham is a well known, delicious meat that is served in different recipes from all over the world. Ham is originally pork meat that undergoes a process known as wet curing, smoking, or salting. The best part of pork that should be used to make ham is the hind leg. Just in case you do not know, there are different kinds of hams available around the world. Good examples are Jamon serrano and Westphalian ham. One ham recipe that you cannot afford to ignore is the Crock Pot Maple Brown Sugar Ham too! So be happy that you stumbled upon this great recipe.
As its name suggests, you will need to cook the ham in a crock pot. This means that your ham will take several hours to cook for the best and juiciest flavours. The best part is, you can be sure that you will have a mouth watering ham dish after the meat spends such long hours cooking. Thus, it is all worth it. A 6-7 quart crock pot is more than enough for this recipe. The brown sugar is the key to enhance the amazing sweetness of this ham; not to mention the maple syrup and pineapple juice. What you need to do with the brown sugar is rub it on the ham, this will allow the ham to be encrusted with the sugar, sweetening it all the way through. The maple syrup and the pineapple juice will also help so much with the sweetening process over the duration of time it slowly cooks and simmers away. You can also baste the ham with the sweet juices so that it can sink into the ham even more.
Right after cooking it well, you can then proceed to slicing the ham and arranging it on the plate. Do some creative plating of course, so your loved ones will be more enticed to eat it. With the juiciness alone and the good smell of this dish, there is no way your family will not ask for this dish to be made again and again. Holly Lofthouse, the creator of Life in the Lofthouse blog is the one bringing us this recipe. Holly said that she used this recipe so that she could serve both ham and turkey for Thanksgiving like her Grandmother used to. She says that cooking the ham in the crockpot not only made it easier, it was the best ham she has honestly ever tasted, besides her grandmother's ham of course! Holly has had her blog for some time now, and she absolutely loves sharing recipes with people through it. She says she finds cooking and baking very therapeutic which is why she loves keeping up her blog and cooking practice. You will find so many awesome recipes on her website including dessert recipes, dinner, breakfast and lunch recipes, and much much more! Now it is time for you to enjoy! Try out this great recipe for yourself and see what you think. Would you serve it for a big meal like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving? Or would you maybe make it for a nice Sunday meal to enjoy with your family? You could serve this ham with a variety of side dishes, for example, it would be great with some simple mashed potatoes and corn, or some roasted potatoes and greens. The leftovers can always be used in sandwiches or casserole recipes as well. So what are you waiting for? Add this recipe to your list of recipes to try out! Happy Cooking!