This Crock Pot Ham recipe is so easy to make and super moist and flavorful! Just 5 minutes of prep and your slow cooker does the rest. An easy dinner that feeds a crowd for parties and holidays!
An Easy Crock Pot Ham Recipe
We all need an easy, no brainer recipe like this Crock Pot Ham recipe around the holidays. Not only is this ham going to be over the top delicious, but it only takes about 5 minutes of prep work before going into your slow cooker.
How To Make A Ham Glaze
Making a glaze for your spiral sliced ham is so easy to do. All you need for this ham glaze recipe is a jar of peach preserves, apple juice, dry mustard and a dash of cayenne pepper if you like.
The cayenne pepper gives just a touch of background heat, balancing the sweet flavor of the glaze. If you don’t want any type of heat in the glaze just go ahead and leave it out.
How To Make Ham In A Slow Cooker
Pour 1/2 cup of brown sugar into the bottom of a 7-8 quart slow cooker. Like you see here, our ham is slightly larger than our crock pot, so if you have a larger slow cooker definitely go ahead and use that.
But even if your ham doesn’t quite fit, like ours shown in the picture below, you can still make this slow cooker ham! Just cover the ham with a couple of layers of aluminum foil sealing tightly around the rim of the slow cooker.
The aluminum foil will act as a lid, helping to keep the heat and moisture in the slow cooker.
How Do You Know When Ham Is Done?
Cured, smoked or baked ham is considered pre-cooked, so technically it doesn’t need to be cooked before eating. However, most of us do like our ham dinner warm, which is why we either cook the ham in the oven or like in this case, a slow cooker.
Fresh ham or uncooked ham needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees, which is also recommended for the above mentioned hams, even though they would be safe to eat.
Making sure that the ham is warmed through when you take it out of the oven is a good place to start, then you can take the temperature before letting it rest.
Can I Use A Different Flavor For The Glaze?
Of course! Try using pineapple jelly, apricot preserves and even apple flavored jelly for the glaze. You can also switch up the flavors by using dijon mustard or stone ground mustard.
Adding fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme or bay leaves also adds a delicious flavor to this Crock Pot Ham. If you don’t want a strong herb flavor you can simply garnish your platter with a few sprigs of herbs.
How To Store Leftover Ham
Let the sliced ham cool down and them wrap it tightly in aluminum foil, stash it in an air tight container or a resealable bag in the refrigerator.
Ham will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or you can freeze the ham for another meal for up to 3 months.
What To Do With Leftover Ham
There re so many recipes that you can make with leftover ham, and we have a TON of them here for you! From cozy, hearty soups to pasta dishes to a breakfast quiche or casserole!
- Split Pea Soup with Ham
- Cheesy Shells and Ham
- Pasta with Ham and Peas
- Slow Cooker Ham and Noodle Soup
- Ham and Broccoli Quiche
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This Crock Pot Ham recipe is as easy as it is delicious! Just 5 minutes of prep and you’ll have a dinner that feeds a crowd for parties and holidays!
- 8–10 pound spiral sliced ham
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 18 ounce jar peach preserves
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- Pour 1/2 cup of brown sugar into the bottom of a 7-8 quart slow cooker. Like you see here, our ham is slightly larger than our crock pot, so if you have a larger slow cooker definitely go ahead and use that. Even if your ham doesn’t quite fit, simply cover the ham with a couple of layers of aluminum foil, sealing tightly around the rim of the slow cooker. The aluminum foil will act as a lid, helping to keep the heat and moisture in the slow cooker.
- Remove the ham from the packaging, discarding the glaze packet, and place the ham on top of the brown sugar in the slow cooker flat side down.
- Mix the ingredients together for the glaze and pour over the ham. Cover with the lid, or use aluminum foil if necessary, and set your slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The cooking time will depend on how large your ham is, our 9 pound spiral sliced ham was done on high in 3 hours.
- Remove the ham from the crock pot and place onto a cutting board. Use a knife to cut the slices from the bone and place onto a platter. Spoon the glaze and juices from the slow cooker onto the top of the ham and/or serve on the side.
Store: Store leftover ham that’s been cooled down in a resealable bag, an air tight container, or tightly wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator. Leftover ham will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Reheat: The easiest way to reheat leftover ham is in the microwave, or if you need to reheat a larger quantity of ham, place in a baking dish topped with some of the glaze. Wrap with foil and place in the oven at 350 until warmed through.
Freeze: Wrap ham in foil and then place into a resealable freezer bag for easy storage. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost the ham overnight in the refrigerator and then warm up per the instructions above.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
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