Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham
This Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham is a family favorite at our house. We have it every Easter, and it has become a tradition that we all love and look forward to. It's quick, simple and delicious.
Servings: 14 people
nonstick cooking spray
- 7-9 pound spiral ham precooked and sliced
- 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard we like spicy Dijon mustard
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup water cold
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray (if you have a slow cooker liner, I suggest using it to make clean-up a breeze). Place ham in the slow cooker.
Combine mustard, sugar, honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a sauce pan on medium heat. Let cook for 2-5 minutes (until ingredients melt and combine) and whisk thoroughly. Remove from heat.
Pour water in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour honey/brown sugar mixture over the ham.
If the lid does not fit over your ham, you can make a tin foil tent (I used an 8 lb ham and it didn't fit in my 6 quart slow cooker).
Cook the ham on low for 6-8 hours. Baste the ham with the juices in the bottom of the slow cooker once every hour.
Once your ham is done, remove it from your slow cooker. Pour the juices in the bottom of your slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Mix together 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon of water and pour into the saucepan. Cook on medium heat until it starts to thicken. Use that as a glaze over the ham or even as a gravy for potatoes.
Even if you don't have a slow cooker, you can still bake this ham in your oven. Once again, make a tent with aluminum foil and bake 15 to 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. Baste the ham once every thirty minutes.
If you have a large ham, follow these steps to still cook it in your slow cooker.
You will need two sheets of tin foil that are 12 inches long. I tucked the ends all around the edges of the crock pot and then gathered them together in the middle and folded the ends down (The plastic around the edges is my slow cooker liner).
I did not completely wrap the ham in foil- I just tucked it down the sides of the slow cooker. You want to make a “roof” for your ham.
Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2719mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg