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Crock Pot Ham – Spend With Pennies

Crock Pot Ham is the easiest holiday ham you’ll ever make!

With just minutes of prep, the slow cooker makes a tender juicy ham with an easy glaze.

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Easy CrockPot Ham

This slow-cooker ham recipe is perfect for a holiday dinner.

  • With just a few minutes of prep time, you can set it and forget it.
  • This crockpot ham recipe cooks slowly, ensuring tender, juicy ham every time.
  • Making ham in a slow cooker saves oven space for other dishes.

How to Make Crock Pot Ham

Cooking ham has never been easier, I prefer spiral ham as it’s easy to serve, but a boneless ham works well in this recipe too.

  1. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar in the slow cooker. Add the ham according to the recipe below.
  2. Prepare the glaze & pour it over the ham.
  3. Cover and allow the Crock Pot to do all of the work!

Creating a glaze for Crock Pot Ham is easy! I use jelly and brown sugar for sweetness and a bit of Dijon mustard for a subtle tang.

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Notes & Tips

  • For the best flavor, discard the glaze packet that comes with the ham and use the recipe below.
  • Add up to ½ cup of pineapple juice if desired. Liquid does not be added to the slow cooker, and the ham will release juices.
How Long to Cook a Ham?

A smoked ham should be cooked to a temperature of 140°F on a meat thermometer. This will take 4-5 hours on low for an 8-10lb ham. Ensure the ham isn’t overcooked, or it won’t be tender. This recipe uses spiral ham which is smoked (fully cooked).

How Much Ham Per Person?

When buying ham, account for:
1/4 – 1/3 lb. per person of boneless ham
1/3 – 1/2 lb. per person of bone-in ham

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What to Serve With Ham

This easy crock pot ham recipe is perfect for Christmas or Easter dinner. Slice the ham, place it on a platter, and garnish with herbs or additional rosemary. Here some of our favorite side dish recipes.


Store leftovers in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Find my favorite leftover ham recipes here.

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Crock Pot Ham

Crock Pot Ham is the perfect holiday ham recipe. It takes just 5 minutes of prep and the slow cooker does all of the work!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 4 hours

Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

  • For the glaze, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the apple jelly. Whisk in the remaining glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute, stirring often.

  • For the ham, in the bottom of a 6 to 7 quart slow cooker, sprinkle ¼ cup of brown sugar.

  • If the ham has a plastic disk in the center, remove and discard it. Use a knife to score the top of the ham in a criss-cross pattern.

  • Before putting the ham in the slow cooker, separate the layers of ham and brush them with glaze. Place the ham into the slow cooker and pour remaining glaze over the top.

  • Add rosemary sprigs, cover slow cooker (see note), and cook on low 4-5 hours or until the ham reaches 140℉.

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If the ham is too large for the lid to close completely, cover the slow cooker with foil and place the lid on top of the foil to seal in the heat.
Be sure to check your package to ensure that the ham is smoked/ fully cooked. The package will tell what temperature the ham needs to reach.
Apple jelly can be substituted with apricot jam/jelly, apple butter, or even orange marmalade.
If using a ham that is not a spiral ham, I recommend scoring the ham.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Calories: 997 | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 4388mg | Potassium: 1081mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Ham, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
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