The Shady Porch: Slow Cooker Ham with Mustard Glaze

4.25.2014

Slow Cooker Ham with Mustard Glaze

When the weather warms, I like to keep my kitchen cool. The slow cooker allows me to cook without turning on the oven, which is a big deal at my house. Each year, I play a game with myself to see how long we can keep the house comfortable without having to use the air conditioner. I simply want to keep our utility budget from continually going up. We installed a whole house fan a couple of years ago,  which has helped a great deal, but keeping the oven off is equally helpful! 


Anyway, this weekend I cooked a bone-in, spiral cut ham (ask your grocery meat counter or local butcher; he'll be happy to cut and tie it for you) for 7-8 hours on low. It was so tender and juicy. I think the mustard glaze really made this ham special, so I am sharing the recipe with you today. Don't worry...it's an easy-to-make recipe that takes few ingredients and just as few minutes!

Mustard Glaze 

Ingredients:
[for 10-15 lb ham]

1/2 cup orange marmalade or brown sugar
1/2 mustard (any kind works; we used spicy brown)
1/2 t. ground ginger
  1. First, I drained the crock of the juices that had cooked off my ham.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the marmalade, mustard, and ginger.
  3. Drizzle or brush the glaze over the ham periodically over the final hour of cooking.
Ham (Bone In - Spiral Cut)
  1. Spray the crock with cooking spray or use a liner.
  2. Place ham bone side up in the crock.
  3. Cook on low for 6-7 hours, then drain the crock of juices. 
  4. Turn the ham over or on its side and brush on glaze. 
  5. I re-glazed about every 15 minutes for the final 1hour.
Slow Cooker Ham with Mustard Glaze
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