This super easy crock pot ham is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Especially for upcoming Easter! Only five minutes of prep work for the glaze, and the crock pot does the rest!
Ok, so, is it completely ruh-dic-u-lous that I’m posting a big fat juicy ham when technically “holiday season” is over?
I’ll pretend that you said no, because your family also gets all the ham feels around Easter time as well.
Plus, I love ham, I prefer it to turkey. If turkey and ham were in a competition for deliciousness, ham would win hands down. It’s just got that flavor that I need in my life.
My family doesn’t do a lot of ham around Christmas. Does that make us weird? Don’t answer that.
We usually do a big giant splurge pasta/bread load up on carbs meal. Anyone else? I think it’s a survival tool – storing up for hibernation when it’s cold….right?
Anyway, I look forward to ham at Easter. I don’t look forward to having my oven on for two hours, or checking the ham, or putting more glaze on.
Crock Pot ham is the answer to my prayers, guys.
The glaze on this ham is really, really, really, GOOD. It only takes five minutes to blend together, that I can deal with!
Our glaze is full of dark sweet cherries, maple syrup, brown sugar, garlic, dijon mustard. Interesting how random ingredients can come together and make something that will knock your socks off!
A comment for the mustard haters – Dan is a mustard hater, and he LOVES this ham. You really can’t taste the mustard, it just gives the sauce a little tang. A leetle pizzazz.
P.S. The crispy roasted potatoes you see peeking out by the ham are coming next week!
- 1 8-10 Pound Fully Cooked Spiral Ham
- 1 10 Ounce Package Dark Sweet Cherries I use frozen, pitted
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Divided
- 1/3 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
In the bowl of a food processor or blender, blend together the cherries, brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, and garlic powder until smooth.
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the brown sugar into the bottom of the slow cooker.
Add the ham and pour the glaze over the top, ensuring that you get some of the glaze in between the layers.
Cover, cook on low for 3-4 hours.