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Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
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Slow Cooker Ham
This recipe for Easter or Christmas ham takes “no fuss” to the extreme. See more
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Slow Cooker Ham

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"For a delicious, no-fuss ham that is juicy and good, try this slow cooker sensation with only two ingredients!"

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar on the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Place the ham flat side down into the slow cooker - you might have to trim it a little to make it fit. Use your hands to rub the remaining brown sugar onto the ham. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2007

I used a 9-lb spiral cut honey cured ham with the stated brown sugar amounts and cooked on low for 4 hours. I sealed over the ham with foil and then put on the lid. The ham was delicious and very moist. This is a great option for large family gatherings when your oven is being used for other dishes. I'll definitely use this one again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2006

Just be sure to buy a picnic ham (picnic shoulder or pork shoulder?)and not a smoked ham like I did! By mistake I used a bone-in smoked ham & this was weird. It turned dark brown and fell apart. Otherwise, am sure it's a good recipe like the others say. Wish recipe had stated to NOT use a traditional smoked ham for us who don't normally buy non-traditional pork cuts.

Oct 18, 2006

I am sure this is a great recipe from all the reviews. The problem I had was I have a small crock pot, so I purchased a 3 lb picnic ham which to my delight fit perfectly in my crock pot. I had no idea how to adjust the time difference so I figured 3-4 hours on low. Apparently it was done in about an hour or two. At 3 1/2 hrs it was brown and tough and in the garbage. So I just wanted to write this to help someone in the same predictament.

Nov 24, 2005

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Sooo easy, and it turned out excellent. My husband wanted ham for Thanksgiving, and I knew the oven would be in use, so I wanted a slow cooker recipe. This one was perfect. I used a 2½ pound boneless ham, so I cut the brown sugar down to around 3/4 of a cup (½ cup in the bottom of the slow cooker and 1/4 cup rubbed on the ham). I flipped it around periodically while cooking so all sides would be evenly coated, plus I basted it once in a while with the brown sugar syrup. Even my picky 2-year old daughter (who does NOT like meat) enjoyed it... She finished a whole serving! Thanks for an excellent recipe!

Mar 13, 2007

Mmmmm - really delicious, and my mother-in-law kept tellimg me how good it was! I used a shank-end spiral-sliced ham and was able to squeeze it into my 7 qt slow cooker by laying it sideways and kind of squishing it in (the spiral slicing made it kind of flexible). One word of caution to anyone wishing to use a spiral-sliced ham.... 8 hours is really too long, try 4 or 5 hours. I can't wait to try this recipe with a non spiral-sliced ham.

Nov 11, 2006

Thanks for the recipe! Just a turkey wasn't going to be enough meat for Thanksgiving this year, so being able to cook a ham on the counter and not worry about oven space was a blessing! I studded the ham with whole cloves and layed pineapple rings on top of it as my mom does and added the juice to the brown sugar mixture on the bottom. My guests were in love with the way my house smelled, and by the end of the night there was turkey left over, but not a bit of ham!!

Mar 04, 2005

This was the best ham I ever had! I grew up on a hog farm, so I've eaten my fair share of it too. It was so juicy and tender, I had to serve it with a spoon because it just fell apart! My husband absolutely loved it and said that I better hold on to this recipe. I think I can remember it, its so simple. I am a slow cooker novice, and the fact that this recipe had no liquid scared me a little, so I did add a little water to the brown sugar at the bottom to make it soupy, and only used a cup and a half of brown sugar. I don't think I would have needed to though, there was alot of liquid from the ham. Definate keeper! Mmmmmm!!

Nov 12, 2006

I only had a small 2.5 lb. ham without a bone and it still turned out great in my small crock pot with 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. It wasn't dry at all.


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1425 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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