How to Make a Honey Ham in a Slow Cooker

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Ham is the perfect addition to any holiday dinner table, and this honey glazed ham recipe is one of the best family slow cooker recipes you will find. Making your ham in the slow cooker is a great way to make two main dishes, especially when the turkey is cooking in the oven. Using the slow cooker is an easy solution that can be put into the slow cooker in the morning and ready to enjoy in time for lunch or whenever needed during your holiday dinner. Another bonus to using the slow cooker is that the appliance can be set to warm, so the ham stays moist while everyone waits for the whole family to arrive. The easy to make glaze recipe is what boosts the flavor in this slow cooker recipe for families, it's a recipe you will be sure to make again on special occasions. It's not always easy to cook for a large group of people, so this slow cooker recipe is an excellent idea that will save you time in the kitchen.

Some of the reasons that slow cooker recipes for families are a good way to go are that you don't need to use the oven which is most likely cooking the turkey and a couple of side dishes. You also don't need to baste or brush as the slow cooker does most of the work for you. Another great thing about cooking your ham in the slow cooker is that it makes for a more tender ham every time. Some tips that you will want to keep in mind for when you are shopping for the right ham for your slow cooker include trying to find leg of pork that has been cured and sometimes smoked before they are cooked and spiral-cut. You will also find that less popular brands of hams are just as good. You want to look for a spiral-cut ham that is fully cooked which you can tell from the label and one that still has the bone in. Butt-end hams usually fit into slow cookers fairly easily, but the bone in these hams is a little trickier to slice around. You also want to consider the size of your slow cooker when shopping for your ham to make sure that it fits. A 10-pound ham is the biggest that you can go for a six-quart slow cooker. The best part about this baked honey ham healthy slow cooker recipe is that the slow cooker is like having someone else do the cooking for you, it's easy to make, and your guests will love it.

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Nutrition Facts for: How to Make a Honey Ham in a Slow Cooker From The Kitchn
Ingredients: Light brown sugar, honey, water, Dijon mustard, whole cloves, ham.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 836, Calories from Fat 354, Total Fat 39.3g 60%, Saturated Fat 13.3g 66%, Cholesterol 259mg 86%, Sodium 5990mg 250%, Potassium 1334mg 38%, Carbohydrates 42.3g 14%, Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%, Sugars 24.5g, Protein 75.6g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 30%, Calcium 12%,Iron 27%

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