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Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

by Amy D

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Slow cooked spiral cut ham with a brown sugar rub and a honey mustard glaze.  Easy, stunning, scrumptious and practically mess free.

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

The other day I was at Walmart, looking at hams when a little old lady in a glittery newsboy cap with a bow on the front came over and pointed out this Hormel Cure 81 Cherrywood Bone-in Ham. “This one,” she said, tapping on the foil wrap, “this is the best ham I’ve ever eaten in my whole life. My son made of these for thanksgiving dinner last week. We don’t have them in my town,” she went on to tell me, as she loaded up her cart with several hams, “so we drove down here to get some while they still had them in the store.” She hefted a few more hams around in the cooler case checking the price tags and asked her husband, “Just one more?” He laughed and shook his head.

That right there is some ham love folks. When you stop people in the store to tell them how darn stinking good these hams are and then back it up by buying a cart full. I wish now that I’d thought to take a picture of her with her with her many hams.

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

She wasn’t wrong, it is some gosh darn good ham. Now, she said she likes hers with apricot preserves and cola, but I love my ham with mustard. Anytime I eat ham, I always slather it with mustard. Just something about that tang that compliments it so much. So my ham is smothered with a brown sugar rub, then coated with honey and stone ground mustard before roasting in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

If you’ve never made a bone in spiral cut ham, you have been missing out on one of the easiest and prettiest and make your whole house smell goodiest main dish meats ever.

I am a mess. Period. Especially when I am hosting a big dinner. I want everything to be just perfect, but by the time I am done getting each dish just perfect and ready to serve, my kitchen is a Disaster! Every pot, pan, and burner has been put through the ringer.  Now that I know that I have these tendencies, I try and compensate for this by making dishes that can be done ahead of time, or dishes like this slow cooked honey mustard ham, which are simple and can be made in the crock-pot, off the stove and out of the line of fire.

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

This succulent ham is so simple to prepare.  You start with two pieces of foil long enough to wrap your ham up. Why? Because it will help snuggle that sugar and honey mustard right up next to your ham instead of letting it sink to the bottom of the crock. Set your ham in the center and rub that sucker down with the brown sugar rub, I suggest using the back of a spoon.  Lay that stuff on thick, because it’s the glue that will help the honey mustard stay on your ham. Next, brush half of the honey mustard onto the ham. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray to keep it from sticking to your ham, wrap it up, and plop it in the slow cooker. Lid goes on, and it goes on high for an hour, then low for 5-6 hours.

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

You don’t need any liquid in the bottom of the slow cooker, your ham comes fully prepared with everything it needs to keep it moist and juicy. After the cooking time, check the temperature of the ham, being careful not to place the thermometer next to the bone. Temp 140 oh my lordy, it’s almost ready to go.

Slow Cooke

Carefully unwrap your ham. All the lovely spiral cuts will be spreading now, making it easy to get the rest of  the honey mustard in every crack and crevice. Brush the remaining honey mustard over every bit of that ham and serve it.Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

Slow Cooked Honey Mustard Ham

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Slow cooked spiral cut ham with a brown sugar rub and a honey mustard glaze. Easy, stunning, scrumptious and practically mess free.


  • 1 7-9 lb Hormel Bone-in Spiral Cut ham
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup stone ground mustard
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar


  1. Cut 2 pieces of aluminum foil long enough to completely wrap your ham.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the honey and mustard.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the brown sugar with 2-3 Tablespoons of the honey mustard mixture, just enough to make your brown sugar into a thick paste.
  4. Rub the brown sugar all over the ham in a thick layer.
  5. Next, baste the ham with the honey mustard mixture, reserving half of the honey mustard for later use.
  6. Spray the foil with nonstick spray and tightly wrap the ham. Place in a 7qt slow cooker.
  7. Cook on high for 1 hour, then turn to low for another 5-6 hours.
  8. Carefully remove the ham and check the temp to ensure that the ham has reached a minimum of 140 degrees.
  9. Baste with remaining honey mustard and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 15 Servings
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 390

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Kathie December 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Your blogs always make my mouth water. I love ham — one of my favorite foods. Have never put a brown sugar mustard type anything on it but it looks so good!

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:44 pm

I never eat ham without mustard. It is my favorite condiment for ham, but horseradish is also a good one. What do you like best with yours Kathie?

Elena December 9, 2015 - 8:37 pm

I wouldn’t think to put a whole ham in the slow cooker! This looks delicious, and I love the idea of freeing up the oven.

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:43 pm

It does take a larger size slow cooker to fit a whole ham in, but it’s worth it for the ease of this recipe. Well and for me I have 4 kids, 2 of which are teenagers in my house. That right there pretty much warrants needing larger sized everything to do with cooking and eating because they eat so much!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet December 9, 2015 - 7:51 pm

Oh yum, that honey mustard glaze looks mouthwateringly good!

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Thanks Kim, I had someone tell me the other day. I saw your last recipe, that was a lot of mustard! And I was sitting there thinking, yeah, but it’s brown sugar honey mustard glaze. How on earth can that a bad thing? 😉

Trish - Mom On Timeout December 9, 2015 - 9:29 am

Ham is my FAVORITE! Love making it in the slow cooker!

Nutmeg Nanny December 9, 2015 - 9:18 am

Honey mustard on pork is one of my favorite combos! This looks so good. Perfect for the holidays 🙂

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:36 pm

I’ve slowly started turning my family to the dark side of loving honey mustard on pork too. It’s just such a good combination.

Manila Spoon December 9, 2015 - 8:36 am

Thank you for recommending that ham. I will definitely look for that in our grocery and hope they have them! Love the slow cooker for cooking ham and thank you for this delicious and super-moist recipe! Yum! Pinned.

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:34 pm

I was surprised when that little old lady stopped me to tell me how much she loved them, but I can tell you she wasn’t wrong. I’m going to be on the lookout for them again next holiday season. Thanks for pinning. I appreciate it so much.

[email protected] December 8, 2015 - 5:31 pm

WOW! This one is totally making my mouth water. Looks amazing and love that you prepared it in your slow cooker. #client

Amy D December 15, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Thanks Kristi, but I do have a small confession to make. It was my mother-in-law’s slow cooker!


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