Crockpot glazed ham is the perfect slow cooker Easter or Sunday night dinner. This flavorful and easy take on a classic dinner will have everyone in your family asking for seconds.
Who doesn’t love a good ham dinner?
I know my family can’t resist it.
And its even better because you don’t need to do much at all to prepare it.
You can set it up shortly after lunch and have a home cooked meal ready for dinner while you are doing other, far more fun things than cooking.
Even better? If you are having a small gathering, you’ll likely have leftovers!
Leftover ham dinners are great because you can often get at least one other meal out of it.
You could also serve the ham as a sandwich for an easy lunch.
You’ll need only a few ingredients:
- Boneless ham – You can use whichever brand you prefer or your store carries.
- Brown sugar – Brown sugar works best for the glaze, so I highly recommend using it.
- Dijon mustard – You can use your favorite brand.
- Apple cider vinegar – In a pinch, you could use balsamic vinegar, but the flavor will be slightly different.
How to make
To start, lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker’s bowl with non stick cooking spray.
Next, open the ham, drain off excess juices, and discard the packaging.
Carefully transfer the ham to the prepared bowl of the slow cooker.
If the ham’s a little too big, you should be able to easily cut it so it can fit.
In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, mustard, and vinegar until the mixture’s smooth and well combined.
Pour the sauce, as evenly as possible, out over the top of the ham.
Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 3 to 5 hours.
If you want to be absolutely sure the meat’s done, insert a meat thermometer into the ham. It should read 140° when stuck inside.
Once it has finished cooking, turn off the slow cooker and carefully transfer the ham to a waiting cutting board.
Loosely tent it with foil, and allow it to rest for a full ten minutes. Finally, slice the ham and plate it.
Before serving, whisk the juices in the pot to combine.
Ladle them over the ham slices or pour into a gravy boat and serve alongside the ham.
Storing and serving
Glazed ham is a perfect main dish.
You can serve it with applesauce, fried apples, mashed potatoes, rolls, crescent rolls, or your favorite sides.
If you don’t finish the whole ham, you can store it by wrapping the ham in plastic wrap and placing in an air tight container.
You can store it in the fridge for about 3 to 5 days.
When you are ready to reheat, you can place some ham slices on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel.
You can reheat for a few minutes or until it is hot.
You could also place in an oven set to 300 in a pan covered with aluminum foil. Heat until warmed through.
Tips and tricks
- Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is 140 degrees. The meat will continue to cook a bit as it rests, so if it is near 140, you can let it rest and it should finish cooking.
- Unlike other meats, you don’t need to sear the ham. Just set it and let it cook for several hours.
- If the ham doesn’t fit into your slow cooker, cut it and then place the ham in so it fits.
Side dishes to serve with glazed ham
Crockpot glazed ham is perfect for Easter or any Sunday night dinner.
Savory and sweet, your family will also love it when you serve it for them.
If you need some inspiration for some side dishes, you should check out these dishes that will perfectly compliment the ham:
- Cheesy Scalloped Potato Gratin
- Grandma’s Canned Green Beans
- Southern Homestyle Mac & Cheese
- Copycat Stouffer’s Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
- Broccoli Soufflé Casserole
- Southern Creamed Corn Pudding
- Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
- Cheesy Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Crockpot Cornbread Stuffing
- Homemade Crescent Rolls
- Scalloped Pineapple
- Creamed Peas
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Crockpot Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
- 1 boneless ham
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Lightly spray the inside of your crockpot's bowl with non stick cooking spray.
- Open the ham, draining off excess juices, and discard the packaging. Transfer the ham to the prepared bowl of the crockpot. If the ham's a little too big, it can easily be cut down to fit.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, mustard, and vinegar until the mixture's smooth & evenly combined. Pour the sauce, as evenly as possible, out over the ham.
- Cover the crockpot with it's lid, and cook on low heat for 3-5 hours. If you want to be absolutely sure the meat's done, insert a meat thermometer into the ham and it should read 140°.
- Turn off the slow cooker, and carefully transfer the ham to a waiting cutting board. Loosely tent it with foil, and allow it to rest for a full ten minutes. Slice the ham, and plate it.
- Whisk the juices in the pot to combine. Ladle them over the ham slices, or pour into a gravy boat and serve so that it's an option.