Brown Sugar Ham

Servings vary.

Note: Need space in your oven for many dishes to cook? Prepare a ham in a slow cooker with lots of brown sugar. (A 5-quart slow cooker can hold up to a 10-pound ham. Do not let the ham touch the top of the cooker; cut the ham to fit the cooker, if necessary.) You won't need to add any water to the slow cooker because ham contains a significant amount of water. Only have ham slices? The brown sugar method also works if you're cooking a few slices on top of the stove in a skillet. From Lee Svitak Dean.

• Brown sugar (for an 8-lb. ham, use about 2 c.)

• Ham (chunk or slices)


In a slow cooker or skillet, sprinkle half the brown sugar. Place ham, flat side down, on sugar and sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top.

In a slow cooker, heat on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for about 3 hours. In a skillet, cook until meat is thoroughly heated through and sugar has melted and caramelized on meat.