sliced ham on a platter with serving utensils and rosemary

Crock Pot Ham

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

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!



  • 810 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 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. On high heat a 9 pound ham will likely be ready in 2 to 2 1/2 hours, just make sure that it’s warm all the way through.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

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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