Slow Cooker Ham

Slow Cooker Ham

Background and History:

Slow cooker ham is a beloved dish, especially during holidays and special occasions. Ham has been a staple of celebratory feasts for centuries, and the slow cooker method simplifies the cooking process, resulting in a succulent and flavorful centerpiece for your meal.

Serves: Varies depending on the size of the ham


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-8 hours (slow cooker)


  • 1 bone-in ham, fully cooked (5-8 pounds)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Whole cloves (optional for garnish)


  • Place the bone-in ham in the slow cooker, flat side down.
  • In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, maple syrup or honey, Dijon mustard, and pineapple juice to create a glaze.
  • Pour the glaze over the ham in the slow cooker.
  • Use whole cloves to stud the ham, if desired, by inserting them into the surface.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-8 hours, depending on the size of the ham. A 5-pound ham may take around 4 hours, while an 8-pound ham may need 6-8 hours. The internal temperature should reach at least 140°F (60°C).
  • Baste the ham with the cooking juices every hour to keep it moist and flavorful.
  • Once done, transfer the ham to a serving platter and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the ham slices with the remaining glaze as a sauce.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Varies depending on serving size
  • Protein: Around 15-20g per 3-ounce serving
  • Carbohydrates: Varies depending on glaze and serving size
  • Fat: Varies depending on serving size


  • Slow cooker ham is a versatile dish that can be customized with different glazes and seasonings to suit your preferences.
  • The juices from the slow cooker can be used to make a delicious gravy.
  • Leftover ham can be used in sandwiches, omelets, or casseroles.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious of allergies to ingredients used in the glaze, such as mustard and pineapple.

Slow Cooker Ham is a convenient way to prepare a delectable ham with minimal effort, perfect for gatherings and festive meals. Enjoy the tender, flavorful results of this time-honored dish.

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