Crock Pot Ham (Video)

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Crock Pot Ham is the perfect holiday ham recipe!

Glazed with brown sugar, herbs and apple jelly the slow cooker does all of the work (leaving precious oven space for your sides).

It takes just 5 minutes of prep and the result is a tender and juicy crock pot ham that your family will absolutely love!

Crock Pot ham with rosemary on a plate

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When the holidays roll around it always seems that my to do list is a million miles long.

I love to host and but along with preparing to welcome friends and family for Christmas or Easter, I am giving a lot of thought to our holiday meal. Both of these meals are always centered around a succulent Crock Pot Ham!

I love making ham in the slow cooker because not only does it save oven space, you only need about 5 minutes of prep to set and forget. The result it total ham perfection every time!

A large spiral ham in the slow cooker

Glaze for Crock Pot Ham

That’s right, this easy ham recipe is ready for the crock pot in 5 minutes, which makes it perfect for savoring the moments with your family instead of spending an entire day in the kitchen!

The glaze on this slow cooker ham steals the show, it has a hint of tang from the dijon mustard and vinegar and a hint of sweetness from the brown sugar and apple jelly.

These flavors combined with garlic and rosemary create a fragrant and delicious Crock Pot Ham that you will want to make time and time again.

This easy 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 (leaving precious oven space for your sides). The result is a tender and juicy crock pot ham that your family will absolutely love!

We serve this Crock Pot Ham alongside our favorite Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a of course Bacon Green Beans, 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a fresh salad.

While any leftovers you have make pretty much the best ever ham sandwich on toast or grilled ham and cheese.  I’ve also used leftovers in everything from ham and potato casseroles to corn chowder.

This recipe is also great for occasions like Easter and Thanksgiving, or anytime you will gather with friends or family and share a meal!

With only a few minutes of effort to prep it and a few hours in the Crock Pot, you will have an unforgettable ham that is sure to become a family favorite!

Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes
Servings: 10 servings
Crock Pot Ham
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
 
Author: Holly N.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot ham

This easy 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 (leaving precious oven space for your sides). The result is a tender and juicy crock pot ham that your family will absolutely love!

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 8-10 lb spiral cut ham (fully cooked)
Glaze
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Melt apple jelly and whisk together remaining glaze ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar in the bottom of a 6-7 qt slow cooker.
  3. Add ham and pour glaze overtop ensuring you separate the layers of ham and brush with glaze.
  4. Cover slow cooker (see note), add rosemary sprigs and cook on low 4-5 hours.
Recipe Notes

If your 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.

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

Nutrition Information
Calories: 997, Fat: 61g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 224mg, Sodium: 4388mg, Potassium: 1081mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sugar: 24g, Protein: 78g, Vitamin A: 0.1%, Vitamin C: 1.9%, Calcium: 4.6%, Iron: 19.3%

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

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This easy 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 (leaving precious oven space for your sides). The result is a tender and juicy crock pot ham that your family will absolutely love!
This easy 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 (leaving precious oven space for your sides). The result is a tender and juicy crock pot ham that your family will absolutely love!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

57 comments on “Crock Pot Ham (Video)”

  1. Made this today for Easter. It was delicious! I couldnt find apple jelly so I substituted apricot jelly. It was juicy and tender. Prep was simple. I set my crockpot on low and it was ready when I got back from church 4 hours later. Yum!

    • Apricot jelly sounds like a delicious substitution! I have to try it next time I make this! I am so glad you liked the recipe!

  2. Can the glaze be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator?

  3. I’ve saw other crockpot recipes where the ham is cooked 7-8 hours on low. If I did this recipe for that long would the ham get dry and overlook or would it make it more moist? 

  4. Do you think Crab Apple jelly would work too? I couldn’t find plain Apply Jelly anywhere but they had that.

  5. This is strange, but I’m allergic to apples and some other fruits as well. Is there anything that I can substitute for the sweetness of the apple jelly? Or if I left it out completely, do you know how the taste with be effected?

    • You can use another type of jelly, perhaps apricot if you are able to have it. The jelly adds sweetness so at the very least you might like to add a bit of honey.

  6. Taste great and easy to make 

  7. Made this for Christmas dinner last year and it was so easy and moist and tasty that I will use it again this year! I couldn’t find apple jelly, so used apricot preserves. Fantastic!

  8. Can i used a butt-ham instead of spiral ham for this recipe? 

  9. What kind of Apple Jelly did you use? What brand? &I where did you get it? 

  10. This looks amazing! I bought an 18 lb ham and it will be way too big for a crock pot. Do you think this would work in an electric roaster? Any tips you can give would be greatly appreciated:)

    • I haven’t tried it in a roaster but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. My only concern is that the sugar may burn if there isn’t enough liquid so I would suggest keeping an eye on it and adding a little bit of water or broth if needed. Please let us know how it works out for you if you do try it!

  11. So I forgot to thaw my ham… does this recipe require the ham be thawed? Anyway I can cook it frozen? I have an 8 lb spiral cut ham, fully cooked.. thanks!

  12. i bought a smaller pre-cooked sliced ham from the grocery store to try with this recipe. i cooked it in the crockpot for 3-4 hrs, and it was perfect! absolutely delicious!! super super easy for thanksgiving! thanks!

  13. If I could only get a 4-5 lb ham, do you suggest I cook it for half the time, cook it on high, or just wait till it’s at temp? Thanks!

  14. Is it OK to take the spiral ham apart from the bone and only cook the slices in the crockpot with the glaze?

    • I haven’t tried it that way but I’m sure it would work just fine. As the slow cooker will be less full, it may cook a little bit quicker so you might like to check it to ensure it stays moist.

  15. Do you think that adding carrots and green beans in with the ham would change the taste any? And, if not, at what point should I add them( I’m new to cooking)
    Thanks

  16. Do I have to use a spiral ham

  17. What size crockpot do you use for a 10 lb ham? I have a 6 Qt & am wondering if this will be big enough. I’ll be trying this recipe this Friday to take to our Community Group & think I may need to use my electric roaster instead.

    • Mine was closer to 8.5lbs and fit in my 6QT. It’s ok if it sticks out the top a little bit, just cover the slow cooker with foil to keep it sealed and place the lid on top of the foil.

  18. Where do you buy a fully cooked ham from?

  19. I don’t have access to fresh rosemary. What else can I use?

  20. I was just wondering….would it be ok to reheat this ham in the crock pot….or would you suggest another method? I’ll be making it today or tomorrow….and out Thanksgiving is on Sunday. I meant Monday….sry.

  21. HI, can I use cherry jelly instead of apple?

    • I don’t see why not.

      • My ham was too big for my crockpot. I covered the top of my cp with foil but it doesn’t seal very well. I hope it turns out all right. Your directions said cover the cp with foil. Do you mean covering more than just the top? I’m sure it will be delish, I’m just a little concerned with the ham drying out. Thank you.

  22. There’s no liquid in this recipe how does it not burn to the bottom? I’ve never tried ham in the crockpot and this sounds so amazing!

  23. I don’t usually comment when I find a recipe we love but I had to for this ham! Over the years I’ve tried many crockpot hams in an effort to make the holiday’s less stressful for myself. THIS HAM! It was everything ham should be. The flavor was amazing and everyone, including my very picky 9 year old, love it. Usually we end up freezing many of the leftovers because we just can stomach one more meal with ham but not this time! We finished every scrap of ham. I even found myself eating cold ham right from the fridge because it was that good!

    Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

  24. This ham was amazing!! It was so moist – absolutely perfect and having the extra room in the oven was a complete bonus! This will definitely be a new holiday favorite for our family.

  25. I don’t have a spiral-sliced ham and am wondering if I can thinly slice what I have with an electric knife before prepping.

  26. This recipe looks amazing. Just a quick question, is the rosemary a garnish only or when do we add it?

  27. Are the rosemary sprigs arranged on top of the ham and cooked with it?

  28. This sounds perfect for the upcoming Christmas dinner! So I take it the 1/2 cup brown sugar from the glaze is split. One quarter cup will go into the glaze, and one quarter will be sprinkled into the slow cooker? And from the photos, the sprigs of rosemary are for garnish?

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