Easter is right around the corner. Of course I’m making my Easter ham in the slow cooker. This is another one of my 5 ingredients or less recipes but don’t let the lack of ingredients fool you, this one if full of flavor.
I have to confess. I don’t really eat ham that frequently. You won’t see a lot of ham recipes on this blog. There’s no reason behind it other than personal preference. It’s just not my favorite cut of swine. Having said that, I couldn’t let Easter come and go without giving you a ham recipe. I’ve been thinking about this ever since I got my 7-quart Weston programmable slow cooker last month. Thank goodness I had it because it is the only one of my slow cookers (I have 7) that this ham fit in. Take note: if you use a 6-8 lb ham then you’ll need an extra large slow cooker otherwise you’ll need to cut the recipe in half. Tight fit but it’s in there….
Since the ham goes in the slow cooker is already cooked, what we’re really doing here is re-heating it with the honey-dijon sauce very slowly over a few hours. Honey and dijon and are two of my favorite cooking or food pairings. Whatever you want to call it. They’re great together as a marinade, on meat, or even as a salad dressing. Because both ingredients have such strong ‘personalities’, not many others are needed. PS. If you don’t have time to baste the ham throughout its cooking, don’t worry it won’t do any harm.
- 6-8 lb spiral-sliced, bone-in ham, cooked
- 1 cup honey
- 3-4 tbsp dijon mustard
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup water
- Place the ham in the base of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, garlic, and water.
- Pour the mixture over the ham, making sure to separate the slices to let the glaze get between.
- Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4-6, basting with the cooking juices every few hours.
Here is an additional, optional step that I did not do: transfer the ham to a oven-safe dish, reserving the liquid. Heat cooking liquid on medium-high for 5-7 minutes, or until thick and bubbly. Brush onto ham, and broil for 4-5 minutes, removing to baste with additional glaze every minute or so. I’ll be serving this with my slow cooker chipotle-honey mashed sweet potatoes. What would you serve this with?