Cherry Crock Pot Ham

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Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar. Don’t forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you’ll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.

Cherry Crock Pot Ham Recipe:

This cherry glazed slow cooker ham is simple to make. How simple?  The hardest part is cutting the packaging off the the ham. After that, if you can open a can and stir a couple ingredients together, then you are good to proceed.

Ham Glazes are typically sweet to balance out the saltiness of a ham.  This Cherry Glazed Crock Pot Ham gets its sweet notes from a combination of canned cherry pie filling and brown sugar.

The other secret ingredient in this double cherry slow cooker ham is Cherry Coke or Cherry Cola. Colas are great to cook hams in because the acidity helps keep the ham tender. Just say no to dry, tough ham!

I personally like to use the crock pot to cook a ham because the flavors of the glaze cook into the ham the entire cooking time. In this case, the cherry flavor is loaded into every bite of ham, not just on the outer edges.

Crock Pot Cherry Ham Ingredients:

Smoked Ham (I prefer spiral, sliced)

Cherry Pie Filling

Brown Sugar

Cherry Coke or Cherry Cola

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No offense to any turkey-lovers out there, but I tend to lean towards ham at any holiday dinner.  Actually, crock pot ham recipes are so easy to make that I tend to keep a couple spiral hams in the freezer at all times, especially when Aldi marks them down for practically nothing after the holiday.

I’ll toss the spiral ham in the slow cooker for dinner, and then I tackle the leftover ham.  First, I’ll feed the family ham sandwiches for a couple meals, then I cube up the ham and toss it into a casserole such as Mom’s Cheesy Ham and Potatoes.  If there’s any left, I then usually make some type of soup such as Cheddar Chowder. And let’s not forget the ham bone!  I keep that for a big pot of Ham and Beans in which I use the Instant Pot because it’s so dang easy to make.

Let’s recap.  One ham = 6+ meals

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How to make a cherry glazed ham in the slow cooker?

For the full ingredient list and instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Place smoked ham in the crock pot insert.
  2. In a bowl, mix cherry pie filling, brown sugar and cherry coke.
  3. Pour over ham. If using a spiral, sliced ham, open up the slices and pour cherry glazed between them.
  4. Add the remaining cherry cola around the ham in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until warmed through.

Notes About Slow Cooker Cherry Glazed Ham:

  • If using a spiral, sliced ham, try to pour the cherry glaze in between the slices.  It helps to spread out the slices before you put it into the crock pot insert.
  • Regular coke or cola can be used instead of cherry coke, if needed or desired.
  • What happens if ham doesn’t fit in crock pot?  If the ham is too large to fit the lid on the slow cooker, cover tightly with foil.
  • If cooking the ham on high, it should take approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size.
  • When storing the leftovers, pour the cherry glaze from the crock pot over the ham to keep it moist and flavorful.
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What can I make with cherry pie filling besides pie?

Think sweet or think savory because cherry pie filling can be used both ways.  Whereas salty ham is perfectly complimented by a cherry pie filling glaze, almonds also compliment the cherry pie filling in delectable Cherry Almond Dump Cake.

Looking for more sweet treats? Try Glazed Cherry Bars and Grandma’s Cherry Fluff, two more shortcut recipes that use cherry pie filling.

Have fresh cherries? Make this easy cherry crisp or this cherry batter cake.

Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.

What to serve with crock pot ham?

Creating a menu centered around a holiday ham is fun, because the salty and sweet ham goes with so many side dishes.  Here are some of my favorite holiday side dishes:

Crock Pot Green Beans with Bacon

These Crock Pot Green Beans with bacon and onions are easy to make for a crowd. A work pitch-in, family reunion or holiday dinner is not complete without this iconic side dish.

Broccoli Cornbread Casserole

Broccoli Cornbread Bake is an easy side dish casserole that uses a box Jiffy mix.  The result is a tasty dish that's feeds a crowd---the perfect holiday side dish. 

Old Fashioned Pea Salad

Old-Fashioned Pea Salad is simply made and is always a favorite side dish.

Buttermilk Macaroni and Cheese

Buttermilk Mac and Cheese is the best ever, oven-baked macaroni and cheese.  The addition of eggs to this old-fashioned macaroni and cheese lends to a fluffy version that will have your family and friends asking for more. 

Lazy Daisy Ambrosia

Lazy Daisy Salad is a classic 1950s Ambrosia fruit salad recipe with vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges and cool whip.

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Crock Pot Cherry Ham

Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry glazed crock pot ham, crock pot cherry ham, Crock Pot Ham, Slow Cooker Ham
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 12 ounces cherry cola or cherry coke
  • 1 pre-cooked ham Spiral, smoked ham recommended

Instructions

  • Place ham in crock pot insert.
  • In a bowl, mix cherry pie filling, brown sugar and 6 ounces cherry cola.
    Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.
  • Pour cherry glaze over ham, spreading the slices and pouring in between the slices.
    Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.
  • Pour remaining cola around ham.
    Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until warmed through.
    Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.

Notes

  • If using a spiral, sliced ham, try to pour the cherry glaze in between the slices.  It helps to spread out the slices before you put it into the crock pot insert.
  • Regular coke or cola can be used instead of cherry coke, if needed or desired.
  • What happens if ham doesn't fit in crock pot?  If the ham is too large to fit the lid on the slow cooker, cover tightly with foil.
  • If cooking the ham on high, it should take approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size. 
  • When storing the leftovers, pour the cherry glaze from the crock pot over the ham to keep it moist and flavorful.
  • Try some of our other great slow cooker ham recipes.

Crock Pot Cherry Ham is double the cherry flavor with an easy cherry glaze made of Cherry Pie Filling, Cherry Cola and brown sugar.  Don't forget to turn on the Crock Pot, and in 6 short hours, you'll have a sweet ham fit for any holiday.

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