Toss it in the slow cooker then work on your side dishes! This Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ham is simple to make and will help you spend more time with family and less in the kitchen this holiday season.
Slow cookers are my holiday secret weapon! I only have one standard size oven in my house so when cooking for a crowed I need to pull out all the stops. I love tossing different side dishes in the slow cooker but this time the start of the show was slow cooker for a few hours and came out perfect.
Growing up ham was what we had every year for Christmas and we did the Turkey on Thanksgiving. My oldest sister never liked ham so my Aunt (who is awesome by the way) would make both a turkey and a ham on Christmas! She is probably one of the best cooks and I always loved going to her house for Christmas dinner. She new our favorite things, mine her mashed potatoes, you have not has mashed Potatoes until you have eaten my Aunt Marsha's recipe.
I have not been home on Christmas Day in the past few years. We live hours away and with small children travel isn't easy. I need a fixing of her potatoes though very soon because nothing says Christmas more then those potatoes next to a Christmas ham! This Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ham is such an easy recipe that you are going to love. Toss it in the slow cooker and then enjoy the holidays with your family.
How to make a ham glaze:
The glaze for this recipe is pretty standard but one of my favorites. To make this glaze you will meed;
- brown sugar
- maple syrup
- apple juice
- apple cider vinegar
All you need to do is whisk it all together then pour it over the same, pretty easy!
Slow cooker size:
For this recipe I was able to fit an 8 pound turkey in my 6 quart slow cooker. If you have a smaller slow cooker I would suggesting buying a smaller ham to make sure it fits.
Have leftover ham? Try these recipes out next:
Ham and Potato Soup: This soup is perfect for leftover ham. Warm leftover soup after Christmas is on elf my favorite things.
Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole: One of my favorite breakfast recipes. It taste so much better with Christmas cooked ham.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole: This casserole is so easy to make and it taste amazing! It's been one of my favorites for years.
Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ham
- 7-8 pounds spiral cut ham (one that will fit into your slow cooker)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup apple juice
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Place ham in slow cooker. Whisk remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over ham.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Or until ham is fully cooked through.