Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Ham will be your family’s new favorite way to prepare a holiday ham. The best part of this family-pleasing recipe is that it only has 3 ingredients—spiral ham, brown sugar and yellow mustard.
Making a fully cooked ham in the slow cooker or crock pot is super easy. Spiral sliced hams are already cooked so you do not need to cook it again, instead you are just heating the ham slices up and adding flavor.
Fixing a glazed spiral ham in the crock pot adds to the naturally saltiness of the cooked meat. Our recipe below is an easy 3-ingredient ham recipe consisting of brown sugar, yellow mustard and ham.
Brown Sugar Spiral Sliced Ham in the Crock Pot Recipe
Spiral Sliced Hams are most often made during the holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; thus getting the name “holiday” ham. However, I like to make a big ham every couple months for many reasons:
- Hams are totally kid-friendly. I never hear any complaints out of my kids when I make ham.
- You can get great deals on hams after the holidays. Usually after a holiday, hams will go on sale at Aldi for $5 or $10 off the original price. When this happens, I will pick up several. I got this ham, pictured below, for around $7.
- If you are wondering how long Hams last in the freezer, according to the FDA, spiral cut hams will last 1 to 2 months in the freezer.
- There are always leftovers after baking a ham. Score. Leftover ham recipes are the best. I love making Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche, 20 Minute Ham and Cheese Chowder, and Instant Pot Ham and Beans with my leftover ham.
- Some of our blogging friends have some great leftover ham recipes too, including Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake from Farmwife Cooks and Crock Pot Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham from Farmwife Feeds.
How to Make Glazed Brown Sugar Ham in the Crock Pot:
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Remove outer packaging from ham, allowing the excess juices to be caught in the crock pot insert. Put the ham in the insert so that the slices are facing upward. In a bowl, mix brown sugar and yellow mustard until a paste forms. Spread the paste over the ham. Be sure to spread the slices so that the glaze drips down. Cover with crock pot lid, and cook on low for approximately 4 to 5 hours or until warmed through.
To make even tastier, pour the cooking liquid into a saucepan, and boil until reduced into a tasty glaze. Pour over ham.
Notes About Glazed Holiday Ham in the Crock Pot:
- I used a 8 to 10 pound fully cooked ham.
- Spiral cut hams are precooked/ fully cooked already.
- This is a three ingredient ham recipe.
- You may need to trim your ham a bit to fit into the crock pot insert.
- If you are worried about how to keep the ham from drying out, be sure to pour the ham juices into the crock pot insert from the packaging.
- Arrange the ham so the slices are facing upward. This will allow the glaze to drip down between the slices.
- If the lid won’t fit, you can cover tightly with aluminum foil instead.
- For added flavor, pour the cooking juices into a saucepan and reduce. Pour it over the ham before serving
- Once the ham is warmed completely through, you can leave the ham on the warm setting for several hours.
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Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Ham will be your families new favorite way to prepare a holiday ham. The best part of this family-pleasing recipe is that it only has 3 ingredients---spiral ham, brown sugar and yellow mustard.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 8-10 pound spiral sliced ham
Add spiral ham to crock pot insert with the juices from the package. Arrange the ham so that the slices are facing upward.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and yellow mustard.
Spread the brown sugar paste over the ham, separating the slices so it seeps down into them.
Cover with lid, and cook for 4 to 5 hours or until warmed through.
If desired, pour cooking juices into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce until thickened. Pour over ham before serving.