Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham

This Honey Baked Ham is cooked to perfection in your slow cooker and has a sweet, brown sugar and honey glaze on the outside. This easy ham recipe is perfect for Easter, Christmas or Sunday dinner.

This Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham is so special to me because it is my Grandmother’s recipe.  There was nothing better than walking into her home on a Sunday night and smelling the sweet and savory aroma of this delicious ham baking.

Every time I make this recipe, I feel like a little girl and the memories of family dinners around my grandma’s table come flooding back.

I changed this recipe just a tiny bit so it can be made in a slow cooker, but it tastes exactly the same!

The best part about this slow cooker ham, is the ham gravy you make with the drippings afterwards.  It is amazing!

How to make Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham:


Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and place a cooked, spiral cut ham inside.  It’s ok if it doesn’t fit perfectly inside the slow cooker, I will show you what you can do if that is the case.

Pour 1/3 cup water around the sides of the ham onto the bottom of the slow cooker.

In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-5 minutes on the stovetop until the sugar is dissolved then pour over the top of the ham in the slow cooker.

At this point, if your ham fits nicely in your slow cooker you can place the lid on top and set the timer.

If the top of your ham is sticking out of your slow cooker, simply use some sheets of foil and create a tent to hold in the heat around the sides of the ham then pinching closed at the top.

Place a thick, clean cloth on top of the foil tent to hold in the heat and then place the lid to the slow cooker on top.

Cook on low for 6 hours. The ham is cooked through completely, so you are just trying to heat it through and cause the glaze to thicken.

After the ham is done cooking, pour the drippings in the bottom of the slow cooker through a strainer and into a sauce pan on the stove top.

Whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl, then whisk into the drippings.

Heat over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to boil and thicken.  Continue to cook until your gravy reaches your desired consistency.

Slice ham and serve with gravy on the side.

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What to serve with ham:

Whether you are making this Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham for Easter, Christmas or Sunday dinner you need some delicious side dishes to serve with it.  Here are a few of our favorite:

Serves: 8-10

Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham

Tender, juicy ham with a sweet glaze.

15 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (7-10 pound) cooked, spiral cut ham
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the gravy:
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place ham, flat side down, in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup water around the sides and bottom of the ham.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon. Whisk constantly and cook for 2-5 minutes, or until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour glaze over ham in the slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  7. When ham is done cooking, remove it from the slow cooker and cut into slices.
  8. Pour the ham drippings through a strainer and into a medium saucepan.
  9. Whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water then whisk into drippings over medium-high heat.
  10. Continue cooking and whisking until gravy comes to a boil and reaches desired thickness.
  11. Serve gravy with ham.

Notes

If the top of your ham is sticking out of your slow cooker, simply use some sheets of foil and create a tent to hold in the heat around the sides of the ham then pinching closed at the top. Place a thick, clean cloth on top of the foil tent to hold in the heat and then place the lid to the slow cooker on top.

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39 Responses to “Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham”

  1. I'm just curious about something. This recipe sounds excellent and with both our children home for Christmas break from college I wanted to do something extra special (they will both graduate in the next two years so these times may get fewer and farther between, though I hope not!). At least some of the spiral hams I've seen are actually cooked already and you are mostly reheating and glazing them, but you don't specify. Did you start with a raw ham that was spiral sliced or did you start with one that was already cooked?

    Thanks!
  2. Chris in Boise
    Made this once early this year. Very easy to make, and quite a bit cheaper than the Brand Name honey hams. When I made it I turned it once after two hours, and basted two or three times after. It took a 9 lb ham about seven hours on low. Very tasty; I'm planning on making it again for Christmas. Thanks for the great recipe!
    • We started with our ham thawed. We have used frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot before, but that is a lot smaller than a ham. That's pretty thick to put in frozen so we aren't quite sure how well it would work or how much time to add for cooking. Sorry we can't help you more.
  3. Can't wait to try this! Bought a Cracker Barrel spiral pre cooked ham over the holiday and am thinking about adding all your sauce ingredients less the honey packet that came with the 8lb ham. Think that will work? I don't want my ha me becoming too sweet. Also can I add cut up sweet potatoes and carrot to this crock pot meal without trouble also? Thanks!

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