Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

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Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham – Perfect for entertaining, this ultimate Holiday Slow Cooked Ham is deliciously sweet, tender, and incredibly juicy!

spiral sliced ham in a slow cooker

HONEY GLAZED HAM

Coated in a sweet honey, brown sugar, and mustard glaze, then cooked until golden brown and caramelized, this beautiful spiral cut Ham will be the perfect centerpiece for your Holiday entertaining.

I’ve had every intention to bake a ham for two years now, but other things always distracted me from doing it. For one, my Mom makes a darn good Ham. For two, Chocolate Fudge is always my duty. 🙌 

However, recently I was given this beautiful cookbook written by the Six Sisters from Six Sisters’ Stuff, and that resulted in this Slow Cooker Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham situation. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect ham recipe and I got it. #thissixsistersstuffisgood

When I turned the page to the sister’s Slow-Cooker Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze, I immediately called my other half and asked him to pick up some ham. The guy was puzzled – it was only October after all, but he knows how we do. Some of us food bloggers cook Christmas Dinner in August. It’s part of our job description. 

Now, I do love a good ham, but had not tried one that was cooked in the crock pot. I always had my Mom’s and hers is really good, but so is this one! Slow-cooked, juicy, sweet, crunchy – this is a most lovely Holiday meal.

Most importantly, you have a free oven! Use it for, oh, I don’t know… a turkey, perhaps?

cooking honey, butter, brown sugar, and mustard glaze in a saucepan

HOW TO MAKE A HONEY MUSTARD GLAZE FOR HAM

A glaze for ham is always best if it’s sweeter than sweet. 😋 The sweetness from the glaze cuts through the saltiness in the ham and we end up with a simply amazing ham recipe. 

  • This simple honey glaze is prepared with butter, brown sugar, honey, mustard, apple juice, and a pinch of salt. You want to heat that up for about 5 minutes, and whisk it until everything is completely incorporated. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes.

HOW TO COOK GLAZED HAM IN THE SLOW COOKER

  1. While the glaze cools for a bit, unwrap the pre-cooked spiral cut ham and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray and place in the ham. 
  3. Pour 3/4 of the prepared glaze all over the ham. Grab a pastry brush and continue to brush the glaze in between the ham slices and all around the ham. 
  4. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on LOW. Baste with the juices every hour.
  5. For the final step, remove insert from the slow cooker, brush the rest of the glaze over the ham and bake in the oven for 15 more minutes, or until edges are crispy and caramelized. 

pouring honey mustard glaze over spiral cut ham

CAN I COOK HAM IN THE OVEN?

  1. Cover ham with aluminum foil and bake for 2-1/2 hours in a 325˚F degree oven. Adjust cooking time for a larger ham; rule of thumb is to cook ham for 20 minutes per 1 pound.
  2. Remove foil; turn up the heat to 400˚F and continue to bake for 15 more minutes, or until browned on top. 

brushing bone in ham with honey glaze

WHAT TO SERVE WITH HAM

Anything! 😀 Ham is great with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, smashed brussel sprouts, and a side of my Instant Pot Turkey. 😉 

LEFTOVER HAM RECIPES

The best part of Holiday ham is all the leftovers! Amiright?! 

spiral cut ham with honey glaze

12 Days of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff is the perfect companion for your Holiday planning and for all those delicious Holiday recipe ideas. I was mostly impressed with how the Sisters were able to incorporate the real meaning of the Holidays. Sharing traditions and thoughtful handmade gifts, the book is inspiring and would be a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone on your list.

ENJOY!

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spiral cut ham with honey glaze
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins
 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 7 pounds (and up to 10 pounds) fully cooked, bone-in spiral sliced Ham
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey, mustard, apple juice, and pinch of salt; whisk and cook over medium high heat until well incorporated. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and set aside for a couple minutes.

  3. Lightly grease slow cooker with cooking spray.
  4. Pat dry ham with paper towels and transfer ham to slow cooker; set aside.

  5. Pour 3/4 of the glaze over the ham. Using a pastry brush, just brush it all around and in between the slices.

  6. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 HOURS.

  7. If the ham is too large and can't close it with the lid, use aluminum foil to make a tent over the ham. Then, cover with a kitchen towel and cook.

  8. Baste ham with juices every hour.

  9. Preheat oven to 400˚F.

  10. When time is up, remove insert of slow cooker, keeping the ham inside the insert; brush remaining glaze all around - if the glaze has thickened or hardened , heat it up before adding it to the ham.

  11. Bake ham in the oven, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes, or until top has caramelized and browned.

  12. Remove ham from oven and transfer to a serving plate.

  13. Spoon juices over the ham.

  14. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle points: 12 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 2733mg114%
Potassium 675mg19%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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*Recipe originally published on November 19, 2014. Updated recipe and post on December 1st, 2019.

16 Responses
  1. Fran

    My 7 lb fully cooked bone in ham was way over done at 8 hours on low, and I’m not sure lessening to 6 hours would have saved it.

    1. Lee

      Thanks for posting about the time being over. My mom thought 8 hours sounded too long for an already cooked ham & im making this tomorrow to be ready at same time as turkey, so timing is key.

      1. Hi Lee!! A lot of it depends on your slow cooker. I have gone through three in the last 10 years and they all cooked at different temperpatures. I would definitely start checking at the 6th hour, but it might need more than that. The commenter above, Fran, used a 7 pound ham, and if yours is a bit bigger, you will definitely need at least 6 hours. I hope this helps! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. Linda

      you might want to try a couple of tablespoons of creamy horseradish. The mustard gives it a little zip. Actually, I think you could leave the mustard out and not notice too much of a difference. Also for a crunchy covering you could put extra brown sugar on the outside when the ham is done and flame melt it for a sweet coating.

  2. Tina

    My slow cooker has become my best friend now that I’m living with my boyfriend.. he doesn’t complain because dinner is ready when he wants and I can’t complain either – I’m able to do a thousand other things while dinner is cooking!
    This sounds like a fantastic idea… I wanted to buy a Honey Baked Ham for dinner and sandwiches and soup but they’re so prohibitively expensive I almost tossed that out the window.

    Not any more!
    I’ll share my feedback when everything is done cooking!
    So excited, thank you!

    1. Hi!!! Yes, the slow cooker is my right hand man these days. It’s hard to keep up with kids, work, sports, games, studying… grrrrr! Why didn’t anyone tell me growing up was hard to do. 😉 Have a wonderful day!!

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