This was a great recipe. The ham came out so succulent. 7lbs was way to big for my crock pot, so shaved it down to 4lbs. Filled the crock pot with mountain dew and dumped all the cherries on top of the meat and poured half the cherry juice into the mixture. Cooked on low for about 8 hours and then drained the juices but garnished the meat with the cherries. My girlfriend comes from a big Italian family and they take holiday cooking very seriously, so she was a bit skeptical when I told her I was going to try this recipe. However she was completely blown away by the results. The meat maintained it's moisture for several days and even after being microwaved. Thanks for the great recipe!
What a suprise, my husband loved it. We love pineapple and ham to start with, but what great flavor and it was very tender. A keeper!
I made this recipe for Christmas. The only thing I did different was cook it in the oven for 3 hours, the ham did not fit in my crock pot.
I made this recipe for Easter dinner and admit that I did not use Mt Dew... forgot to buy it. So... I subbed apple juice. Necessity is the mother of invention! :) The crushed pineapple stuck to the ham well and I put the cherries in little pineapple "nests"... and they stuck on well also. I basted four times during the four-hour cooking time (on HIGH)... however, next time, I am only going to cook for 3 hours.... as my crockpot seems to be turbo-charged.... or maybe 2 hours on HIGH and 2 hours on LOW. Anyhoo... the ham was outstanding and it couldn't have been easier. I don't think I'm gonna bake a ham in the oven again.
This was a big hit at the last holiday dinner, we'll be making this often
This is an excellent recipe. The house smelled wonderful when I came home from work and the left over's made great sandwiches. This will be made over and over again in our house. Made and reviewed for ZWT3
My first ever crock pot meal...and what a success! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! The ham was very tasty and moist- my whole family loved it! So easy!
When I try this I will give it my stars rating. Can't go wrong with MT Dew. I may try it with a tavern ham. Sounds wonderful.
This was very easy and gives your ham a different taste than the "plain,usual" ham.We will have this again.And I LOVE the crockpot part!Thanks for posting!
My husband does something similar like this except with ginger ale. Tastes great!