Crock Pot Ham Recipe

This super easy Crock Pot Ham Recipe is glazed with honey, brown sugar and apple cider then slow cooked to juicy perfection.

Crock Pot Ham RecipepinterestWhenever there is a big holiday dinner, we almost always serve a ham as well as some cheesy potatoes, fluffy rolls and of course some green beans. When I’m looking to save room in the oven, I always turn to my slow cooker for relief. It’s perfect for freeing up space in the oven, while still giving you a juicy ham that everyone will love.

How To Make Crock Pot Ham Recipe:

  • Start by coating your slow cooker with non stick spray.
  • Place your spiral cut ham into the slow cooker and coat the ham with the brown sugar. Drizzle the honey all over the top of the ham, then pour in the apple cider.
  • I like to add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary to give it a subtle taste of herbs.
  • Let the ham cook on low for about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove the ham, and reduce the liquid to brush over the top.

Honey and Brown Sugar Ham cooked in the slow cooker!

What Type of Ham To Cook in Slow Cooker?

There are a lot of different cuts of ham to choose, but my favorite is to use a spiral cut, picnic, bone-in ham. The ham should be pre-cooked, making it very easy to prepare for your big holiday feast.

Most of the ham you can buy at the store will come with a glaze packet or seasoning packet that you can use. Feel free to use my cooking method with the seasoning packet they provide, or toss their seasoning and use mine instead… it’s delicious and fresh without any preservatives.

Pour apple cider over the top of the ham and cook in the crock pot.

Apple Cider or Apple Cider Vinegar?

There is a BIG difference between apple cider and apple cider vinegar. PLEASE make sure you are NOT using the vinegar for this recipe. You won’t like the end results.

If you are having a hard time finding apple cider, you can also use regular apple juice, just make sure it’s 100% apple juice.

Reduce the apple cider and brown sugar to a glaze and brush all over the crockpot ham recipe.

Once the ham is to temperature transfer it to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

Scoop about 1 1/2 cups of the liquid from the slow cooker out and transfer to a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced to about half. Brush the sauce over the ham for added flavor.

How To Serve Ham with a Bone:

  • I prefer to buy the bone-in ham because it adds extra flavor to the ham when cooked, plus the bone is great for cooking in soups!
  • Use a sharp knife to cut along-side the bone, carving around through the pre-cut slices.
  • Place the sliced ham on a serving platter and brush with more glaze if desired.
  • Wrap the bone up and place in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.

Spiral Ham Recipe in the Slow Cooker

What To Serve With Ham?

Ham is great with just about anything, but here are a few of my absolute favorite side dishes.

Christmas Ham | Thanksgiving Ham | Easter Ham

I’m sure this super easy Crockpot Ham Recipe will be a favorite of yours this Easter (or Thanksgiving or Christmas)!


Easter Ham Recipe cooked easily in the Crockpot!
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Crock Pot Ham Recipe

This super easy Crock Pot Ham Recipe is glazed with honey, brown sugar and apple cider then slow cooked to juicy perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 8 lb. bone-in, spiral cut picnic ham (precooked)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup apple cider, or 100% apple juice
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary


  • Coat crock pot with nonstick spray and place ham, cut side down inside.
  • Press the brown sugar all over the spiral cut portion of the ham then drizzle the honey over the top. Pour in the apple cider and add the rosemary around the ham.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.*
  • Transfer ham to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Meanwhile scoop out about 1 1/2 cups of the liquid from the crockpot and place in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce is reduced to about half. Brush the ham with the reduced sauce. Slice and serve!
*If your ham is too tall for your crock pot, cover with foil and place lid of top to keep it down.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Bone-in, Crock Pot, CrockPot, Easter, Ham, Slow Cooker
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YUM! This super easy Slow Cooker Ham Recipe is glazed with brown sugar, honey and apple cider! So perfect for Easter Dinner!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
20 Responses
  1. charles bartholomew

    Best Ham By Far!
    Fixed mine in the InstantPot,slow cooker mode 4hrs just as instructed(8 1/2lb.
    Before when cooked in oven seemed to be dry,Not this time.


    1. Shawn

      Hey Beth, I think that should work, you’ll just want to probably use the dutch oven in your oven and keep it at a lower temp so it doesn’t burn.

  2. Sandra York

    I cooked this for Easter and my husband said this was the best ham he’s ever eaten. I didn’t get a spiral ham, because I had already bought one on sale. So we just cut slices all over the ham before putting it in the crock pot. My husband told me I better not lose this recipe as this is the way he wants me to cook it every time!!

    1. Shawn

      There is a big difference between 2 tbsp and 1 cup. You would probably not enjoy the taste of 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in this recipe. 😉

      1. Amanda Lafreniere

        It’s not supposed to be Apple cider vinegar. :). Apple cider, or juice. Both sweet. I agree Apple cider vinegar would not be too tasty. I had to read it a few times.

  3. Gabi

    280 alories. Is it not too elss for a main dish? I mean I require 1300 – 1500 everyyday. I’ll have to take this thrice the qty?

    1. Shawn

      The nutrition information is for only the ham. I’m sure when you add the calories for the rest of the meal you will meet your caloric requirements.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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