Crockpot Ham

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This easy, 3-ingredient Crockpot Ham recipe is made with precooked spiralized ham and brown sugar. Just in time for Easter! Or if you are looking for my classic baked ham <— there it is! Serve your ham with my favorite scalloped potatoes and classic deviled eggs.

sliced pineapple glazed ham on platter

Crockpot Ham | An Easy Make-Ahead Meal!

Want to make an incredible meal without all the hassle? Then this Crockpot Ham recipe is for you! Made easy by using a spiraled ham, there’s little prep before it heads into the crockpot. Which leaves you with time to get things done around the house, make a side dish or just sit back and relax. Ham is a traditional and delicious main course for Easter dinner so I’d definitely recommend making it for that special occasion, but you could easily fit this into any weekday meal plan as well.

spiral ham on counter

Main Ingredients Needed

You’re only three ingredients away from this amazing Crockpot Ham recipe! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Chicken Broth – you could also use water here, but I opt for chicken broth for the extra flavor it provides. This also helps the meat stay moist while cooking.
  • Brown Sugar – this helps create a sticky-sweet glaze that you can then baste over your ham after cooking.
  • Bone-In Spiral Ham – I got a 10 pounder which yields 12 servings (great for meal prep) but if you are looking to cut back, get a smaller ham and cook for less time.
  • Ham Glaze- Optional! Yes, you can make a ham glaze for your crockpot ham if your heart desires, but know you can definitely get a delicious end product without 🙂
ham in crockpot

How to Make Ham in the Crockpot

For full details on how to make ham in the crockpot, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Add Chicken Broth + Brown Sugar

Add chicken broth and brown sugar to the bottom of a cold crockpot.

Add Ham + Cook

Unwrap ham and place face down onto the sugar. If your ham is too large for your crockpot like mine was, simply fit it into your crockpot as best as you can, trimming a little if necessary.

Cover and cook until hot all the way through and internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. Feel free to baste and brush on any desired glaze. If your ham is too big and the lid of the crockpot won’t close, add foil to the top with the lid overtop. I did order this 8 quart CrockPot for the next holiday ham which will be plenty big, so you may want to consider something larger, but my smaller 4 quart worked well, just had to make a few modifications.

glazing crockpot ham

How Long Do I Cook a Spiral Ham in the Crockpot?

Since spiral ham is already cooked, you’re simply gently reheating up to temperature in order to serve. In order to do this, I cook this crockpot ham on low for 6 hours.

You could do high for 3-4 hours, but you risk drying out your ham.

What to Serve with Ham

Ham pairs perfectly with a lot of different side dishes, so pick your favorites and go for it! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

brushing ham in crockpot with glaze

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While you’re at it, check out all of my other pork recipes too!

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The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

Crockpot Ham Recipe

This easy, 3-ingredient Crockpot Ham recipe is made with precooked spiralized ham and brown sugar. Just in time for Easter!
servings 12 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add chicken broth and brown sugar to the bottom of a cold crockpot.
  • Unwrap ham and place face down onto the sugar. If your ham is too large for your crockpot like mine was, simply fit it into your crockpot as best as you can, trimming a little if necessary.
  • Cover and cook on low 6 hours or until hot all the way through and internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. Feel free to baste and brush on any desired glaze.

Notes

Since spiral ham is already cooked, you’re simply gently reheating up to temperature in order to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 954kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 4507mg | Potassium: 1097mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot ham

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  1. MARGORY J EVERY

    I’m curious why often times your pictures do not match the instructions for cooking. In this case for instance the instructions say to place the ham into the crockpot “face down” yet in the pictures it is not

    1. Lauren

      If you read the actual post, I state “If your ham is too large for your crockpot like mine was, simply fit it into your crockpot as best as you can, trimming a little if necessary.” I added this wording in to dispel any confusion. Can you tell me which other recipes of mine don’t have matching photos? Would love to correct/address those as well.

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