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A woman's hand is pouring glaze from a small white measuring cup over a cooked spiral ham on a serving platter.
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

This Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze prepared with hickory-smoked ham covered in a sweet and tangy homemade glaze. it’s almost totally hands-free, in your slow cooker!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot ham, how long to cook a ham, slow cooker ham, spiral ham
Servings: 12
Calories: 552kcal


  • Slow Cooker



  • Add orange juice, brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic powder, and cinnamon to a large saucepan and bring to a slow simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze thickens slightly, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Place ham into the slow cooker flat side down. Pour in the glaze and use a baster or brush to thoroughly coat the top of the ham.
  • Close with the lid and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 140˚Fahrenheit. During cooking, baste or brush the ham with glaze every hour.
  • To serve, transfer the ham to a large platter and baste or brush with another coat of glaze.
  • Optionally, serve with extra glaze on the side and garnish the platter with sliced oranges and sprigs of rosemary.


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 3558mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg