Honey Glazed Ham

 This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Our favorite recipe for a holiday ham. Simply place a spiral cut ham in the crock pot, cover with a 5-ingredient glaze, and 4 hours later you’ll have a tender and juicy Honey Glazed Ham!

We have several meat recipes that make for great holiday dishes—Brown Sugar Ham, a delicious Pot Roast, the best ever Roast Chicken, and especially this Honey Glazed Ham!

Honey Glazed Ham in a white serving dish

Delicious Holiday Ham

Christmas is almost here and if you’re anything like me, you’re BEYOND excited to gather with friends and family and eat delicious food. We gather with the entire Luna gang for hanging out and feeding our faces.

So many of our holiday get togethers center around food so we love creating the menus for these nights. We usually do Mexican food on Christmas Eve, but we love having a traditional ham and veggie menu for Christmas Day.

Today, I will be sharing a recipe we tried that will be perfect for holiday gatherings. It’s a crock pot Honey Glazed Ham, and it goes perfectly with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Red Potatoes to round out the meal!

honey glaze being poured over ham in crock pot

5 Minutes of Prep!

I, myself, had never made a honey glazed ham, but my family LOVES to eat it for the holidays. So I found a simple but delicious recipe and it ended up tasting amazing. It was so juicy and flavorful, and best of all it was SIMPLE!

It only took 5 minutes to prepare, and then the slow cooker did the rest of the work. Here’s how it’s done:

HAM. Place spiral cut ham slices into your slow cooker. For easy clean up use a crock pot liner.

What is spiral cut ham? Because bone-in hams are tricky to carve, spiral-cut hams came about. Once the ham is fully cooked the butcher slices the ham in one continuous spiral. This makes it much easier to cut and yields even consistent slices. 

GLAZE. Add all ingredients (except the ham) to a small pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cloves from the glaze and pour over ham.

COOK. Cook on LOW for 4 hours making sure to baste ham with the glaze every hour.

honey glazed ham recipe on a plate with a side of potatoes

Tips for buying and preparing ham:

How big of a ham should I buy? If the ham is the main dish you’ll want to plan on ⅓ to ½ pound per person. If you want some leftovers, then add another pound or two. Also keep in mind the size of your slow cooker. A 6-8 quart slow cooker can usually fit a 6-7 lb ham. I recommend you choose a ham in natural juices. Avoid ham in water.

How long can the spiral cut ham be kept before cooking? You can keep a wrapped spiral cut ham in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 1-2 months. 

Thaw a frozen ham in the fridge. You will need to plan for it to take 4-6 hours per pound. You can speed up the process by placing the ham in a plastic bag and submerging it in cold tap water. Change the water every 30 minutes until the ham is thawed.

For extra flavor, try pinning pineapple and/or maraschino cherries to the top of the ham. Use a toothpick to hold them in place.

easy honey glazed ham in a serving dish

Try these recipes on the side:

Honey Glazed Ham Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Tender and juicy Honey Glazed Ham is smothered in our simple 5-ingredient glaze. It's our favorite recipe for holiday ham!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 172 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TB Dijon mustard
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 4-5 pound Sam's Choice spiral cut ham (cooked)

Instructions
 

  • Place cut ham slices into your slow cooker.
  • Add all ingredients (except the ham) to a small pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cloves from the glaze and pour over ham. Cook on LOW for 4 hours making sure to baste ham with the glaze every hour.
  • Serve warm with the glaze. ENJOY!

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ENJOY!

 Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Roasted Red Potatoes + a delicious ham = perfect meal! All of these recipes are simple, delicious and perfect for the holidays. @Walmart #sponsored #RockThisChristmas #foodie
Sam’s Choice Crock Pot Ham + Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Roasted Red Potatoes = perfect meal! All of these recipes are simple, delicious and perfect for the holidays. @Walmart #sponsored #RockThisChristmas #foodie

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it is FANTASTIC!!!! I don’t usually cook with ham, but it was too tempting to pass up….. and it is damned delicious!! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!!

    1. I would double the glaze & I’m not sure about the cooking time. It definitely take longer, just not sure how much longer.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the addition of Dijon mustard in this recipe. The packets that come with spiral ham are always too sweet, and the Dijon mustard is a perfect way to cut the sweetness of the brown sugar.

  3. 5 stars
    Best way ever to make ham. We had this for our Easter dinner/birthday celebration yesterday. It got rave reviews. So nice to not have dry ham. Thanks for the great recipe, it is now my go to.