Easy Summer Recipes Hawaiian Crock Pot Ham and Lemon Pie Bars

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I shared (via Instagram) a dinner dish I made last week when some of you were astounded I was cooking...let's clarify this my friends: the crock pot did ALL the work, once I dropped the ingredients in-haha. It was by no means anything fancy, but it was super easy, tasty (even CC approved), and made for a happy husband, too. I wanted to make sure I shared this new favorite! 
Crock Pot Pineapple Ham 
Ingredients
1 or 1.5 pound spiral ham 
1.5 cups brown sugar
Can of pineapple chunks or bits (do not drain!)
Directions
Spray crock pot with cooking spray and put a thin layer of brown sugar on bottom. (about 1/2 cup)
Unwrap ham and place in crock pot, flat-side down. 
Cover the ham with the rest of the brown sugar. 
Pour full can of pineapple into crock pot WITH the juice! 
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours and serve. 
And, because no dinner is complete without dessert (at least in our house), check out this oh so yummy recipe for another fresh summertime staple: 
Lemon Pie Bars
Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1.5 cups white sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 TBSP lemon zest
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter. Mix well until dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press into a 9x13 baking pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 TBSP flour, lemon juice, and lemon rind for at least 1 minute. Pour mixture over baked crust.
Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.

- 8 Comments

  1. Hi, my name is Darci and when I grow up, I want to be Natasha! ;)

    ps - you had me at pineapple and lemon! The word "pie" just sealed the deal!

    I'm seriously trying that ham recipe next week. Sounds yummy!

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  2. Sounds delish! This will be on menu asap! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. You've been cooking up a storm recently! When do we get the lasagne recipe? :)

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  4. This is perfect for summer and now I want to have a luau! And go Natasha! You are doing so good with just having a baby! You are getting me motivated :)

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  5. The ham looks delicious. I am always trying to find new ways to spruce up my ham.
    Thanks for sharing! Keep the recipes coming!!!


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  6. Oo yum! My hubby's not a fan of ham or meat mixed with pineapple lol, but this is a time I am going to use my pregnancy and "crave" this so he'll make it for me ; ) Looks so good! Those lemon bars are on my list now, too. Just pinned them both! Thanks!

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  7. Cooked pineapple is the best. Looks delish!

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  8. oh goodness, that ham looks amazing! I am on the hunt for new yummy and quick [crock pot] recipes, so I will be trying this one out for sure :)

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