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!)
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.
How To Make The Best Crock Pot Ham
- Place in the slow cooker: Take the ham out of the package, and put it cut-side down in the slow cooker.
- 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.
- Cook: Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
- 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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!
Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
- 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.