no oven space needed for this ham

slow cooker ham-hEaster is less than a week away and that means it is time to start planning the menu and trust me this ham is a must have for your Easter get together.  I don’t know about your family but Easter always mean ham to us.  We used to buy our ham and it was crusted with this delicious sweet crust and as delicious, but also expensive so this Easter I decided to try to fix one myself.

There are tons of ways to fix a ham.  Some recipes call for maple syrup, some for pineapple slices, or pineapple juice, while other just have a spice rub…for me I like to combine a little bit of everything to create a tender and delicious ham that is all cooked in my slow cooker, keeping my oven free for all the delicious sides (check back later this week for some amazing side options).  To give it a hint of sweet I started with some honey & brown sugar then I added in some brown mustard for a little of spice along with salt, pepper and the surprise of pumpkin pie spice.  I chose pumpkin pie spice over just cinnamon or cloves to add in a little more depth and spice to the ham but still letting the ham be the main attraction.

Serves 12 servings

Slow Cooker Honey Ham

A slow cooker ham with a hint of honey making it the perfect show piece on your Easter table

10 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

4-5 lb smoked spiral sliced ham, trimmed of extra fat
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Directions

In a small saucepan combine honey, brown sugar, water, mustard & spices over medium heat until sugar dissolves
Remove from heat
Place trimmed ham into slow cooker, separating the slices a little
Pour honey mixture over the ham
Cook on low for 4-6 hours, basting every 30-45 minutes
Remove ham from slow cooker and wrap in foil to keep warm
Serve & enjoy!

Notes

Each serving is 10 WW Smart Points

Nutritional Info

Calories 315 Calories from Fat 118 Total Fat 13.1g Saturated Fat 4.5g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 86mg Sodium 1267mg Potassium 454mg Total Carbohydrates 23.6g Dietary Fiber 2.1g Sugars 17.5g Protein 25.3g Vitamin A 0% - Vitamin C 10% - Calcium 4% - Iron 10% Nutrition Grade B-

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Since the ham is already cooked, you really are just letting it heat through while adding some flavor to it, so I made sure to baste the ham every 30-45 minutes with the juices that were forming in the slow cooker.  Not only did it keep the ham super moist but it also gave it a nice little crust as it cooked.  Trust me this ham is as good as any you could buy and it is all done in the slow cooker keeping your oven free which is always a good thing on Holidays in my home.

This ham is not only delicious but it will make a perfect main dish for your Easter dinner or any spring time get together you will be having!

Make everyday sparkle – MJ

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