Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

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Juicy Slow Cooker Glazed Ham cooked in a sweet and spicy brown sugar glaze.  

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

This is Thanksgiving In October recipe round #2. If you missed part one where I shared that really tasty looking Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole peeking out of the corners of these photos, you should check it out – you’ll never skip on the candied pecans again.  Now to be perfectly honest, I’m not a real big turkey person, my husband actually agrees with me on that one so for Thanksgiving it’s ham all the way at our house.

I’d be open to trying goose but, where do you even get one of those?? I mean we don’t hunt, so….

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Alright so this ham. Easy! Seriously. So easy. Just toss it into the slow cooker with a bit of water to keep it from scorching, then cover it and cook on low for about 6 hours. About an hour for serving you whip up the sauce, pour it over the ham, and let it cook for another 30 minutes. Then you just plate it, slice it, and spoon any remaining sauce right over the top so you get lots of that yummy flavor on every piece of juicy ham. Yummmm. That’s all I can say. YUM.

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

What people are saying about this Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

“In prior years, for Christmas dinner, we purchased a Honey Baked ham. This year we purchased a ham from Costco to save some money. However, I didn’t know the best way to make a ham. I found this recipe and thought it could save space in my oven for the rib roast that we were going to make. We followed the directions and the ham came out perfect. It was s flavorful and moist. I took pictures, but I can’t seem to share them.” – Kim

“This is SUPER easy and the ham came out DELICIOUS!! This is a keeper” – Sara

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Juicy slow cooker ham with a sweet and spicy glaze.
4.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 fully cooked ham (any size will work as long as you have a slow cooker large enough for it)


  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3/4 cup Dr. Pepper (half of a can)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Score ham by using a sharp knife to cut lines into ham in a criss cross pattern. The lines only need to be about 1/8th of an inch deep. Fill slow cooker with about 1 inch of water. Place ham in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • 1 hour before serving, prepare the sauce. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to thicken for 5-10 minutes.
  • Drain water and ham juices from slow cooker. Pour sauce over ham inside the slow cooker, being sure to cover the whole ham. Cover and cook another 30 minutes. Place ham on serving dish. Carve/slice the ham and spoon the remaining sauce from the slow cooker over the ham. Serve warm. Enjoy!


*This recipe works for a very small ham (2 pounds) to a very large ham that will feel a big group. For large hams (over 7-8 pounds), double the sauce recipe. 
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4 stars
Cooked this Ham Christmas Eve. Was very good but it did not look anything like the picture for the Final product was not browned as shown. and very EasLy could have cooked About an hour longer on low again It was very good

    Thanks for your feedback, John! Excited to hear that it turned out well for Christmas dinner!

    4 stars
    Actually this may have been an unfair review. It was way late and was foing to bed when I reviewed this. 1st the ham wasa bigger ham it was 8.24 pounds. I did cook it an hour longer but thinking it ahould have been closeR to 2 hours longer on low. 2nd I know and I knew slow cookers do not brown much but was expecting more I guess. One thing that was not mentioned was the fact that the glaze really foams when boiling and when it did I was cought off guard and xould not stop it fast enough. But as I said itcame out very well and was happy because I have never tried this and it was Christmas Eve😀.And I am not super cook lol.

Hey! Will this work with a ham thats already beem cut in Half? Like there is a side with the meat exposed? Its all the gRoCery store had at the time lol. Thanks!

5 stars
Will this work for a ham thats already Cut in half? Like with some meat exPosed? Ive made this before and loved it but am having a hard time finding a whole ham.

    It should be fine!

5 stars
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes. the sauce is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    You are so welcome!

This looks really good i tryed a hunny mustard glaze on a 2 pound ham slow cook it for about 5 1/2 hrs and jt turned out great thanks for all these yummy recipes

    So glad it turned out well!

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