This Ahhmazing Crockpot Honey Mustard Glazed Ham recipe is so flavorful and totally melts in your mouth! Toss a few ingredients into the crockpot and you will have the most delicious simple dinner ever.
Hams are so easy to prepare and require such little effort. Because hams are already cooked, all you have to do is put a yummy glaze over them and cook it in a slow cooker. When you cook them in a crockpot, it totally frees up your oven so you can use your oven for other things.
Ingredients You’ll Need
This recipe requires very minimal ingredients and these ingredients you usually always have on hand.
- Brown sugar – I prefer to use brown sugar rather than white sugar. The brown sugar has that touch of molasses which really brings out a lovely flavor.
- Honey – I use awesome organic honey which really brings a nice flavor to the spiral ham. Check your local grocery aisle, most will carry organic honey. If you are able to find organic honey you can use regular honey.
- Honey mustard – If you don’t have honey mustard you can use regular yellow mustard!
- Water – Water is necessary in order to make it a glaze. When you thin it out it covers the ham completely.
- Cloves – Cloves add a touch of holiday to your ham. If you don’t like cloves you can leave them out.
- Tarragon – Tarragon really adds an awesome flavor to the ham. If you don’t have tarragon you can skip it.
- Spiral cut ham – If you can’t find a spiral ham, ask the butcher to slice it for you. Many times the butcher will slice it for no charge. A spiral ham really amps up the flavor.
If you’re looking for more flavor, opt for a bone-in ham. Spiral-cut hams (which are cut around the bone) make it easy to maintain flavor without having to carve the meat yourself.
As a general rule of thumb, allow 1/2 to 3/4 pound of bone-in ham per person, and 1/3 to 1/2 pound of boneless ham per person. You may not be able to find a ham that weighs exactly what you want, but a half ham will usually feed 10 people easily.
How To Make Crockpot Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
- Make the glaze: Add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, water, tarragon, and cloves to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Cook the ham: Make sure your crockpot is big enough for the ham you are cooking. Place the ham in the crockpot and pour all the glaze over the ham. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Baste the ham every hour or so. Reserve some glaze for when the ham is done. Baste the ham just before serving.
Can I Bake it in the Oven?
Yes, you can! Add the ham and the glaze to a large roasting pan. If the lid doesn’t fit over the ham, you can cover it with foil. Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes per pound. The internal temperature should read 140F when it’s all done. Baste the ham every hour or so, and you can leave the foil off for the last 15-10 minutes. This will allow the ham to get a little crispy on top.
- In a small saucepan add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, water, cloves, and tarragon and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat. The glaze should be fragrant from the cloves and mustard.
- Place the ham in a large slow cooker, make sure it’s large enough so that you can put the lid on it. Pour the glaze over the entire ham. Close the lid and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours. Baste the ham every hour with the glaze.
- The ham will be ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 140 F degrees. Glaze the ham one last time before serving.
Store leftover ham in its juices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I usually just store it in the crockpot with the lid on in the fridge.
Baking instructions: Add the ham and the glaze to a large roasting pan. If the lid doesn’t fit over the ham, you can cover it with foil. Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes per pound. The internal temperature should read 140F when it’s all done. Baste the ham every hour or so, and you can leave the foil off for the last 15-10 minutes to let the exterior crisp up a bit if you’d like.
Instant Pot instructions: Place the ham in the instant pot and pour the glaze over the ham. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Once the Instant Pot cycle is complete, wait until the natural release cycle is complete, which should take about 10 to 15 minutes. Follow the manufacturer’s guide for quick release, if in a rush. Carefully unlock and remove the lid from the instant pot.