Sweet & Salty Slow Cooker Ham and Apple Sauce

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How would you like to come home to the sweet smell of cinnamon filling your house? Mmmm hmmmm me too!!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 4-5 hours

What you need:

  • half-cooked or fully-cooked ham, boneless or bone-in doesn’t matter (I used Schneiders Olde Fashioned fully-cooked)
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into eighths (this fed my family of 5, you can add more apples if you like)
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of water (for apple sauce)
  • butter or margarine to grease bottom of cooker

 

What you do:

 

  • grease bottom of your slow cooker with butter or margarine
  • spread a thin layer of brown sugar at the bottom of the cooker
  • place ham, flat side down, on top of brown sugar
  • peel, cut, and spread your apples around the ham
  • sprinkle as much or as little of cinnamon on top of everything
  • cook on LOW for 4-5 hour or until your ham reaches the internal temp of 150F

Apple Sauce:

  • remove your apple slices and put them into a small saucepan
  • put temp to med-high until you hear them sizzle a bit
  • quickly add your 1/3 cup of water and start mashing away (I use a potato masher)
  • when your apples have absorbed enough water and it starts to thicken up, turn heat down to medium.
  • keep mashing until the consistency suits your taste.

No need to add anything to your apple sauce because they will be sweet enough.  Your sauce will have a nice rich brown colour thanks to the brown sugar 🙂

Slice up your ham, add the apple sauce and serve! Enjoy!

 

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