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Slow-Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Ham

slow-cooker maple-brown sugar ham Entree
Slow-Cooker Maple-Brown Sugar Ham
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 12

If you worry about serving a ham that’s dried out and overcooked, this foolproof method is a lifesaver. Cooking maple brown sugar ham in the slow cooker means that it will always turn out moist, succulent and incredibly flavorful. MORE+ LESS-

October 25, 2018

Ingredients

1
fully cooked boneless ham (5 to 6 lb)
1/2
cup honey Dijon mustard
1/2
cup real maple syrup
1/2
cup packed brown sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 6- to 7-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Make cuts about 1 inch apart and 1/4 inch deep in diamond pattern in top of ham. Place ham in slow cooker.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir together mustard, syrup and brown sugar with whisk until well blended. Pour mixture over ham.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in ham reads 140°F.
  • 4
    Remove ham from slow cooker. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Strain cooking juices. Slice ham; pour strained juices over ham.

Expert Tips

  • A large slow cooker, with its moist environment, is the perfect choice for reheating a fully-cooked ham. As it heats up the glaze is absorbed into the outer skin of the ham, while the ham releases juices that blend with the glaze, creating a sauce to spoon over the sliced meat.
  • Ham can be bought in different ways. A fresh ham is raw and uncured—needing to be roasted before serving. A dry-cured ham is buried in salt, often with some sugar and spices and is air dried—prosciutto is a type of cured ham. For this recipe look for a fully cooked, wet-cured ham that’s been soaked or injected with a spiced brine. It only needs to be cooked to an internal temp of 140°F.
  • Use real maple syrup; it's more expensive than maple-flavored corn syrup, but the flavor it delivers is worth the investment.
  • Have leftover ham? Don’t toss it! There are plenty of next-day dinner ideas you can make with cooked ham like Ham Bone Soup and Ham and Cheese Sliders .

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1720mg
72%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Slow cooker ham gets a ham glaze brown sugar maple syrup makeover, and it elevates humble ham to an entirely new level of deliciousness. You’ll want to make this ham recipe your go-to party dish. Made with just four ingredients and requiring minimal prep time, it’s the easiest way to make delicious. Whether serving it to a crowd during the holidays or making it for a special family meal, this flavorful recipe is a guaranteed hit. Cooking the ham in the slow cooker keeps it moist and flavorful without fear of drying out, and the maple-brown sugar mixture makes a fantastic sauce to serve with the ham. If you’d like to learn more basics, check out our guide on How to Cook Ham, which covers choosing a ham, carving it and even some inspiring ideas on what to do with leftovers. If this maple glazed ham recipe has you interested in trying more, check out our slow cooker ham recipe collection.

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