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Old 06-06-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question ISO help/recipes for cooking ham in crockpot

Have you ever cooked a ham in the crockpot? I have a Smoked Pork Shoulder Picnic Half Bone In. It is 4.27 lbs. It is going to fit into my oval 5qt. crockpot.
I have seen a recipe were you just rub it with brown sugar. Some of the reviews were great and some of the people said that it turned out awful. Do you have a TNT recipe that you are happy with and will share with us?

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Barb, are you talkin about an uncured hunk o' hog, or what?
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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Ham can be good cooked in a crockpot, but we don't like it as much as baked ham.
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In my experience a "Smoked Pork Shoulder Picnic Half Bone In" cooked in a crock pot is going to yield a very tasty pork roast best suited to pulled or shredded pork. Is that what you're aiming for?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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picnic hams are favorites for boiled ham and cabbage, so it should work well in a crock pot...add a little broth to help it on its way.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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In my experience a "Smoked Pork Shoulder Picnic Half Bone In" cooked in a crock pot is going to yield a very tasty pork roast best suited to pulled or shredded pork. Is that what you're aiming for?
This is the web site were they are talking about the ham; just wondering if this is how you cook yours in the crockpot. And how it turned out.

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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JoAnn, even though I included the word "smoked" in quotes I really didn't notice it. I've never cooked a cooked a cured pork shoulder.
The following from The Cooks Thesaurus Ham page helped me understand the difference.
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picnic ham = picnic shoulder = pork shoulder picnic ham Notes: This is cured like a ham, but cut from the hog's shoulder. It's not as tender and lean as a true ham, and it cooks much quicker. It's a good, inexpensive choice if you want chopped ham for soups and casseroles. Substitutes: city ham OR Boston butt
I'm sorry I misunderstood.
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Have you ever cooked a ham in the crockpot? I have a Smoked Pork Shoulder Picnic Half Bone In. It is 4.27 lbs. It is going to fit into my oval 5qt. crockpot.
I have seen a recipe were you just rub it with brown sugar. Some of the reviews were great and some of the people said that it turned out awful. Do you have a TNT recipe that you are happy with and will share with us?
Joann,

I've used the recipe you're referring to a couple times. I was extremely pleased with the results. In fact, I had people ask me what I did both times I made it for a church meal. Give it a try!

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:36 AM   #9
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Joann,

I've used the recipe you're referring to a couple times. I was extremely pleased with the results. In fact, I had people ask me what I did both times I made it for a church meal. Give it a try!

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Thanks Corinne, I will give it a try this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out for me.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:51 AM   #10
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I had a recipe that called for wrapping the ham in aluminum foil and cooking it on low for about 8 hours. No liquid or anything. It was a fully cooked ham and it was great. I'd forgotten all about it.
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