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Old 12-26-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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Slow Cooker Glazed Ham

Here's what I made for Christmas Eve dinner. It's so easy I'm almost embarrassed to call this a recipe. I used a 6-lb. shank end ham - I don't like spiral-sliced hams, as I think they dry out quickly. Note: the ham was too tall for the slow cooker lid to fit, so I used heavy-duty foil to seal the cooker.

Slow-Cooker Glazed Ham

One 6-7 lb. ham (remove any excess tough rind with a sharp knife)

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup sugar-free apricot preserves (orange marmalade would be good, too)
1/4 tsp. each ground cloves and allspice

1/2 can SF orange soda (I used Zevia)

Combine the mustard, apricot preserves and spices in a small bowl. Using your hands, spread the mustard mixture over the ham (eww- goopy! but its the best way to spread it). Transfer (carefully, it's a slippery booger) to large slow cooker. Pour about 1/2 can soda around the ham (not over, you want the glaze to remain on the ham); add just enough soda to coat bottom of slow cooker. You're adding a bit of moisture so the ham doesn't dry out, but you don't want to boil it! Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. Slice and serve. Easy, peasy!
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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This sounds great! At one of the department parties at work, someone brought in a ham in a crockpot. I thought that was an awesome potluck idea, but didn't get a chance to ask her how she had done it. We could smell it all morning while it was heating up. YUM! Thanks for your recipe!
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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I was looking for a good, sugarfree glaze for my crockpot ham before Christmas and wasn't successful......Mine turned out fine (husband made a lower sugar glaze) and it came out moist and delish from the crockpot. I would've loved to have this sugar free glaze recipe! Thanks for sharing! It sounds so good!
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Hey soccer lady

You always have wonderful ideas.

I love the sound of that simple glaze.
Most hams are cooked through so just need to
be heated and the crockpot should be a gentle way to do it.

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Old 12-27-2013, 04:58 AM   #5
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Barbo, thanks for the kind compliment. I love this LC community . . .

One note: If you want a true sticky baked-on glaze, I would recommend using the same ingredients and baking low and slow (300 degrees) until ham is heated through. Using the slow cooker, the glaze was still visible, but not tacky-sticky like a honey-baked ham. It was a super easy way to cook/heat up the ham and easier cleanup than a baking pan, and it freed up the oven for other dishes. Enjoy!
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #6
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My son furnished the ham for our Christmas Eve dinner. I didn't have a big enough pan to put it in my small counter top oven, so did it in the crock pot. It turned out really good, but would have loved to have had this recipe. Have it on a card now and will sure try it on my next ham. Thank you and have a Great New Year............ Ann
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