Slow Cooker Jalapeno Pineapple Ham


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This Slow Cooker Jalapeno Pineapple Ham is sweet and spicy and goes great with the usual holiday sides.

The ham has a southern spicy flavor to it and goes great with the usual ham fixings like slow cooker mashed potatoes or even Slow Cooker baked beans. Perfect for feeding a crowd.

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Pineapple Ham
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Hi all! If you like spicy food, then you will enjoy this ham recipe. The ham turns out sweet and spicy.

Ham, brown sugar, jalapenos, pineapple and onion in front of a slow cooker.

How long do I cook ham in the slow cooker?

  • A 6 hour cooking time is the right amount of time to not overcook and dry out the ham since it is already cooked.
  • The slow cooker takes a while to warm up an entire ham, and in that time, a wonderful sauce forms from the brown sugar, onions, pineapple and jalapeno.
Ham in slow cooker with pineapple, onion and jalapeno on top. Uncooked.

Can I use a spiral ham instead of an unsliced picnic ham?

Any cut of ham will work well in this recipe and you will have great results. You can use:

  • Spiral ham
  • Ham steaks
  • Ham slices
  • Black forest
Finished slow cooker pineapple jalapeno ham in slow cooker.

Sides for ham:

Sliced pineapple jalapeno ham in slow cooker.

Wouldn’t this be a great recipe for Christmas or Easter? Something different but wonderfully delicious. Have a great week!

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ham cut into slices with jalapenos and pineapple on top.

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Pineapple Ham

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 15
Ham slow-cooked in the crockpot with pineapple and jalapeno.


  • 6 lb. picnic shoulder ham
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small white onion,, diced
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • 2 jalapenos,, sliced


  • Add the ham to the slow cooker, add the brown sugar, onion, pineapple chunks with the juices and the jalapenos.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Slice and serve with juices and the cooked pineapple and jalapenos.

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Sarah’s Notes

How can I make this less spicy?
Use a green bell pepper instead of jalapeno.
Can I use a spiral ham?
Yes! sprial ham (or any cut of ham) will work great in this recipe. You can use any of these types of ham:
  • Spiral ham
  • Ham steaks
  • Ham slices
  • Black forest
Can I add beer to this recipe for added flavor?
Yes, pork and beer go very well together. Use One can of beer.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 2155mg | Potassium: 585mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Becky says:

    Only have jarred jalapenos, not fresh. Ok to use instead?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      yes, those will work fine.

  2. Harry says:

    My wife is allergic to pineapple. Would it come out just as good without the pineapple?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, I think it will be fine. I’d add some apple juice if possible.

  3. altermag says:

    Thanks so much Nicole!

  4. Art Wynne says:

    Can you use fresh pineapple in this recipe instead of canned? If so, how much?

    And should you cut the ham and return it to the slow cooker at some point. If so, at what point?