Brown Sugar and Honey Slow Cooker Ham

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Slow Cooker Spiral Ham Dinner

You already know by now that I have a pretty serious relationship with my Slow Cooker. I tend to use my Crock Pot to make slow cooker meals 3 or 4 nights a week. I love how much time it saves me and how, just by combining a few ingredients, we end up with a delicious, flavorful meal. I tend to host many holiday dinners for my family, and usually at least twice a year make a ham as one of the main courses. So imagine how happy I was last year to discover how simple it is to slow cook a HAM and how succulent the end result is!

For this recipe, you can use a spiral-sliced or non-spiral sliced ham, your choice. Also remember – typically hams are pre-cooked. Your task is basically just to heat it up. Read the label on your ham to ensure that it is pre-cooked – that’s the kind that we use.

Easy Slow Cooker Ham Recipe

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How to make:

1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Carlini Canola Cooking Spray

2. Layer the bottom of slow cooker with brown sugar.  Save about 1/2 of the brown sugar to sprinkle on top of the ham.

Brown Sugar in Crock Pot

3. Place ham cut-side-down in the slow cooker.  If your ham is too big you can always hack off a piece here or there to make it fit.  Stick the cut pieces down along the side, wherever you can find a spot.

Ham in Crock Pot

Slicing Ham to Fit in Crock Pot

Ham in Slow Cooker

4. Drizzle honey over the top of the ham.

Honey on Ham

Honey Ham in Crock Pot

5. Coat top of ham with the remaining brown sugar.

Sugar Honey Ham

6.  Add 1/2 Cup water to the bottom of slow cooker.  This will help keep the ham from drying out.  Turn slow cooker on low and cook for 4-6 hours (until ham is heated through).

Cooked Honey Ham in Crock Pot

The picture above is a non-spiral-sliced ham that we made last Easter.

Printable recipe card for Slow Cooker Ham

Slow Cooker Spiral Ham
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Brown Sugar and Honey Slow Cooker Ham Recipe

Delicious and flavorful recipe! This is the easiest way to cook your ham - in your slow cooker!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, slow cooker


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 ham (pre-cooked, spiral OR non-spiral)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread about half of your brown sugar in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place ham on top of the sugar. If your ham is too big to fit in your slow cooker, you can always cut the ham up to fit.
  • Drizzle the top of the ham with honey.
  • Sprinkle the ham with the rest of brown sugar.
  • Pour water in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place lid on slow cooker and cook for approximately 4-6 hours on the low setting. (Again, you are basically just heating up this pre-cooked ham and giving the flavors a chance to settle in. The ham is ready when it is hot all the way through.)

We used the same recipe on a spiral-sliced ham on Christmas Eve and here’s how that one turned out:

Slow Cooker Spiral Ham

Both turned out absolutely DELICIOUS!

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2 thoughts on “Brown Sugar and Honey Slow Cooker Ham”

  1. 5 stars
    Amazingly simple recipe!! I just made it tonight and have never cooked ham in a crockpot before! The brown super made it sweet but not too overpowering and it was so tender! Amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing it, I will be using this recipe for a very long time for crockpot ham!


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