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!
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!
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.
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.
Try these recipes on the side:
Honey Glazed Ham Recipe
- 1 cup packed light 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)
- 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!
There’s nothing better than simple and delicious recipes for all your holiday events!!
And there’s nothing better than having a one-stop-shop like Walmart to help with all your holiday food and entertaining needs. From all your groceries to all those gifts, you’ll be able to find everything you need at Walmart, which in turn makes the holiday season so much easier and more enjoyable. 😀
Be sure to check out your local Walmart for all your holiday needs. Here are links to all my recent purchases…
- The Pioneer Woman 9″x13″ glass baker
- The Pioneer Woman Cowboy Rustic Acacia Wood Spoon
- Better Homes & Gardens White Bowls
- The Pioneer Woman Ramekin Set
- The Pioneer Woman Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Crock Pot