Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham
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This slow-cooker ham is simple to make since most of the work is hands-off. After making the sweet and sticky glaze, pour it over the ham and let the slow cooker do the rest. Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board.
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Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham
Total time: 7.98 hours
  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  1. Place the ham in a large slow cooker.
  2. Whisk the cider with the brown sugar, bourbon, honey and mustard.
  3. Slowly pour over the ham.
  4. Scatter the thyme sprigs into the slow cooker.
  5. Cook, on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, or until very tender.
  6. Remove ham to rest on a cutting board.
  7. Pass the remaining cooking liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a saucepan.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  9. Cut the ham into chunks or slices.
  10. Brush the cut pieces with the cooking liquid before arranging on a platter.
  11. Serve warm or room temperature.