Crock Pot Honey Baked Ham
Two years ago, I made Easter dinner for T.J. and I. Because I was in the first trimester of my pregnancy, I didn’t want to each much and we threw most of the leftovers away because the smells were just too much for me. Ever since then, I haven’t really wanted to eat or cook dinner ham. But this Easter I wanted to get over that post-pregnancy fear and try it again!
I found a different way to cook the ham-instead of heating up your precooked honey ham in the oven, the directions said to warm it in the crock pot for 6-8 hours.
Uhm. Hello? How come we don’t cook ham like this ALL THE TIME? It made my house smell wonderful all day long and it made my cheap walmart ham taste SO good. As good, if not better, than a Honey Baked ham. I literally did not eat dessert because I just wanted to keep snacking on the ham.
Next time you make a dinner ham, try this recipe. I threw out the spice packet mine came with and put my trust 100% in the Six Sisters’ blog! You won’t be disappointed Oh, and did I mention, the meat falls right off the bone? Yahtzee!
Recipe and photo from Six Sisters’ Stuff.
- 7-10 lb spiral ham
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Dijon Mustard (I used spicy)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of water
- Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray (if you have a slow cooker liner, I suggest using it- it will make clean-up a breeze!). Place ham in the crock pot.
- Combine sugar, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and mustard 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 crock pot. 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). Cover with a towel.
- 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 (if you want, you can even turn the ham every hour to make sure that all sides are getting cooked in the honey mixture, but after about the third hour, my ham was too tender and just fell apart).
- 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.
- 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.
Oh my gosh this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, will definitly have to try. Ham can get dry so easily; I bet this will be juicy.