This Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze is quick, easy, and will make for a show-stopping Christmas or Easter Meal!

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If you love the thought of using your slow cooker to cook ham, just wait until you try this simple ham recipe. The crockpot cooks up the ham perfectly so that it’s tender and moist. Perfect for a Christmas or Easter dinner (make Hot Cross Buns too!) or a delicious Sunday family meal.

If you’re loving the idea of cooking up more ham, don’t forget to check out my Baked Ham with Maple Dijon Glaze recipe as well.

Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

I look forward to pulling out my Easter Dinner Recipes and putting together my Easter Dinner Menu every year. It’s one of my favorite holidays and one of my favorite meals to prepare!

The ham, the potatoes, the vegetables, the desserts…it’s all so good! Ham is always the star of the show. My mouth starts watering once I’m within a couple of weeks of Easter just thinking about it.

(Learn more about how to cook spiral ham for a holiday dinner that will leave your guests raving year after year!)

slow cooker ham recipe.

Ingredients for the Best Crock Pot Ham

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions. 

  • Boneless Smoked Ham – I love Boar’s Head, but any type of large or small smoked ham will work.
  • Maple Syrup – If you can find local syrup, it’s fun to have that as part of the recipe! This is what creates that delicious ham glaze!
  • Brown Sugar – Mix well to sweeten the glaze and keep the ham moist.
  • Honey Dijon Mustard – A little bit of sweet and salty is always good. I don’t recommend swapping out regular mustard as the flavor just won’t be the same.
bread roll with ham and sides.

How To Make The Best Crock Pot Ham

  1. Place in the slow cooker: Take the ham out of the package, and put it cut-side down in the slow cooker.
  2. Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk the brown sugar, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard to make the glaze. Pour over the top of the ham.
  3. Cook: Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  4. Score: Use a sharp knife to score the surface of your ham with diamond-shaped cuts. This step is optional but highly recommended as it adds a decorative appearance and ensures the outer coating of fat crisps to a rich golden brown when baked.

Quick Tip

Don’t forget that leftover ham is the best for making ham sandwiches! Just make homemade rolls, and pile them high with ham! Or, use it to make Ham Tetrazzini!


What side dishes go well with ham?

While the ham is certain to be the star of the show, side dishes are always a good idea. Some of my favorite dishes to pair with ham are Easy Cheesy Potatoes, Classic Sweet Potato Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Cheesy Mushroom and Onion Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Brussel Sprouts. And make sure that you don’t forget about dessert. These Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are amazing!

How long does it take to cook ham in the crockpot?

For a ham that is already cooked and smoked, you’re going to want to cook it on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. (Just be certain to buy a ham that actually fits in your slow cooker!)

Do I put liquid in with ham?

Because we’re cooking this crock pot ham covered with a moist glaze, there’s no need for any extra liquid. However, if you aren’t using a glaze, I recommend adding liquid like broth, water, wine, or orange juice to keep it moist.

sliced ham on a plate.

Making the perfect Easter Meal doesn’t have to be hard and time-consuming with this Crock Pot Ham Recipe! Use this easy crock pot ham recipe for any holiday season and enjoy the simple cooking process. This easy recipe is a great way to cook the perfect slow cooker brown sugar ham for a large group with just a few minutes of prep time!

Everyone will love it and you’ll be the hero of the day! Simple, fast, and delicious!

ham inbetween a roll.

More Slow Cooker Recipes To Enjoy

Crock Pot Ham with two pieces sliced.

Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze

This Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze is quick, easy, and will make for a show-stopping Christmas or Easter Meal!
4.80 from 5 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes


  • crock pot


  • 3-5 pound Boneless Smoked Ham
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole grain honey dijon mustard


  • Remove ham from package and place in slow cooker – cut side down.
    3-5 pound Boneless Smoked Ham
  • Mix together maple syrup, brown sugar and mustard in a bowl.
    1/2 cup real maple syrup, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup whole grain honey dijon mustard
  • Pour over entire ham.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  • Optional: Score the surface of your ham with shallow diamond-shape cuts. It adds a decorative edge and also ensures the outer coating of fat crisps to a rich golden brown when baked.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 2196mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Stephen Boyden says:

    Making this for Christmas dinner in a few days!! Hope it comes out good using a hormel smoked cured ham

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      GREAT! Let me know how it goes!

  2. PAMELA MILLER says:

    Hi Kasey and thank you for this recipe! I want to make it for Christmas and can’t seem to find where to buy Boar’s Head sweet slice ham in the Cleveland, OH area. Any site to check this out?

    Pam Miller

  3. This looks delicious. Can’t wait to make this ham at home! I love dijon and using it on ham is one of my favorite ways to use it for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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