Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Juicy slow cooker ham with a sweet and spicy 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

Slow Cooker Glazed Ham
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Juicy slow cooker ham with a sweet and spicy glaze.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 fully cooked ham (any size will work as long as you have a slow cooker large enough for it)
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • ¾ cup dr. pepper (half of a can)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  1. Score ham by using a sharp knife to cut lines into ham in a criss cross pattern. The lines only need to be about ⅛th 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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We don’t have Dr Pepper in my town in Western Australia, could you suggest another flavour, love the idea, I thought also could be good for beef silverside as well???

    Do you have coke products? I’m sure coca cola would work well in this recipe!

First of all–wow this looks yummy!
What kind of ham did you use because it looks like a nice size? I have always gotten the spiral cut hand and they’re HUGE and a family of 4 can only eat so much ham!! So this one was spiral/pre-cut? The pictures above are after you sliced it?

Last thing–the highlight of my morning so far was in Step 2 of your instructions:
“Remove from heat and allow to CHICKEN for 5-10 minutes.” Hahahaha–best typo ever! I needed a good giggle this morning. I am the queen of typos, so I found this one hysterical! 😉

Thanks for the beautiful thanksgiving in October recipes-they look delish!

    See…typos!!! *i have always gotten the spiral cut HAM. (A spiral cut hand sounds painful!!)
    *and the next sentence was supposed to day “so this is NOT a spiral/pre-cut one”?

      Is this for a spiral precut ham. Im confused.

      Thank you

Mmm this looks SO good and it’s so few ingredients!! Love it. Pinned!

Ham is my favorite! I’ll take that over turkey ANY day!!!

I love the site. I believe there is a typo in step 2 of your slow cooker ham you mention “remove from heat and allow to chicken ” I cant wait to try this…

Your ham recipe looks amazing! We included this recipe in our Feature Friday blog post today for The Perfect Thanksgiving Menu! I hope you can check it out!

Thanks for the recipe simply amazing!

Great recipe!

What is the abbreviation for in the recipe for slow cooked glazed ham
It reads dr. pepper (half a can). what is dr. pepper

    Dr. Pepper is a soda pop.

So I am new NEW to cooking, and am a little confused. Am I supposed to buy the ham already cooked, and then the slow cooker just warms it? If so, where do I find a fully cooked ham? Or am I supposed to cook it before I start this recipe and if so, how do I do that?

    Hi Whitney! You can find cooked ham in the meat section at grocery stores. The label will say that it is fully cooked!

This was a perfect blend of flavors, not to sweet or too spicy. Everyone loved it and we’re all glad there’s leftovers for tomorrow!

    So glad you liked it Leslie!! It’s a must-make in my house, we love it!

      Can I use a ham thats not pre cooked? I bought a half of a ham but I dont think its precooked. Will it cook in slow cooker?

        Hi Rhonda! I haven’t done it myself but I think that a raw ham will work, it will just require more time in the slow cooker

This is SUPER easy and the ham came out DELICIOUS!! This is a keeper

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 receipe 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 favorful and moist. I took pictures, but I can’t seem to share them.

Anyway, great receip and thank you!

This looks amazing!!! My question is … I’m wondering if the recipe tastes sweet with all that brown sugar, honey, soda, and maple syrup.

    Hi Karen, yes the glaze is definitely sweet – it compliments the savory ham really well!

      I only have a spiral cut ham … I’m just trying to figure out how to lay it in my crockpot. Do I still need to score it since it is already cut?

Hi Tiffany, what’s your opinion on making the glaze ahead of time? Would it work to make it the night before then spread it on during the last 30 minutes?

    Hi Ann, Sorry i’m a little late getting to your question – weekends are so busy! But for future reference you could definitely make it the night before, that would be a great time saver!