Nothing says the holidays like ham on the table, so this 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Spiral Ham is an easy entree that will have everyone asking for seconds. With just three ingredients and a slow cooker, you can take a normal spiral ham to something special.
3-Ingredient Crock Pot Spiral Ham Recipe
On many holiday dinner tables across the country, a spiral ham takes center stage. Most spiral hams come with some sort of glaze package but with a couple of extra ingredients, you can add so much more flavor to your ham. Our recipe calls for a liter of the classic orange cream soda and some brown sugar.
It’s really simple to make a fully cooked ham in the crock pot or slow cooker. Essentially all you are doing is reheating the precooked ham in the crock pot.
Barbara loves a good deal and Aldi is one of her favorite places to find great prices on great food, especially after the holidays when the store marks down its frozen spiral ham. When this happens, she grabs a couple hams for the freezer. It’s a cinch to to warm a precooked ham in the slow cooker.
The great thing about reheating a spiral ham in the slow cooker is that you can put a thawed one on to cook in the morning and it’s ready by lunch, and you will plenty of leftovers for ham sandwiches throughout the week.
Here’s the big question: how long does it take to heat a ham in the crock pot? The answer is that it depends on the size of the ham. You want to be sure that the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. For a smaller ham around 2-3 pounds, this will most likely only take 2 to 3 hours, whereas a larger ham could take 4 to 6 hours. Use a thermometer if you are unsure.
How to make 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Spiral Ham Recipe
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Unwrap thawed spiral ham and discard included glaze packet. Put the ham into slow cooker and separate the slices. Pour orange cream soda over ham. Pat on a thick layer of brown sugar across the surface of the ham. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, basting once or twice with the cooking juices.
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- 1 liter Orange Cream Soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 8-10 pound Spiral Cut Ham
- Unwrap spiral ham, throwing away the glaze packet included.
Place ham into slow cooker insert, turning so that the lid closes tightly and that the spiral slices are facing upward. You will want to separate the slices so that the liquid and brown sugar can get in the crevices.
- Pour Orange Cream Soda over the ham.
- Pat the brown sugar all over the surface of the ham in a thick layer.
Heat on low for 4 to 5 hours, basting once or twice with the cooking juices.
You can turn slow cooker to the warm setting to keep ham warm as needed.