Since I got married 22 years ago, it's been tradition to serve ham with our Christmas and Easter dinner. However, since everyone's busy hanging out and opening Christmas gifts in the morning/early afternoon before dinner (or at church for Easter), there's not really any time to actually make dinner.
That's why I love to heat our ham in the slow cooker. You can get it started before the festivities begin, and my hams always turn out so moist and delicious (and the house smells so good while it's heating!).
I usually buy a pre-cooked spiral sliced ham (usually from Costco), so really all I really need to do is make sure it's hot.
What if Your Ham is Too Tall for the Crockpot?
You'll need to have a fairly large oval slow cooker, and I usually try to choose a ham that's not too tall. However, even if your ham is too tall for the lid to close (like mine are usually), I just add aluminum foil over the top to trap the heat in the slow cooker.
How to Cook a Costco Ham in the Slow Cooker
When I do buy a Costco ham, I use their glaze mix and add pineapple juice for flavor, rather than the water that is called for in the directions. If you don't have a Kirkland ham, you can use the following Glaze recipe:
Slow Cooker Glazed Ham
- Slow Cooker
- Aluminum Foil
- ½ cup Packed Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- 1 tbsp. Pineapple Juice
- ½ tsp. Ground Cloves
- Take ham out of the packaging and place flat side down in the slow cooker
- Mix ingredients for the glaze in small saucepan and bring to a boil
- Pour over top of ham
- Place foil over top of ham and add lid on top
- Cook on low for several hours (until hot).
isnt a slow cooker the same as a crock pot... i dont have a slow cooker ,,but do have a crock pot..
Yes, a Crock Pot is a slow cooker (it's the brand name), so you can use that for your ham.
Are still able to get the crunchy outside when made in the crockpot?
It's not crunchy outside, but it is really moist with great flavor.
Light or dark brown sugar?
How long in the crockpot?
A couple of hours. The ham is already cooked, so you're basically just heating it up. But, it's big so it takes awhile to get hot.