Perfect Ham For Easter

Perfect Ham For Easter

Easter is almost here and it is time to color those eggs and hunt for candy. Most people cannot wait for the crispy delicious Ham dinner! Easter dinner is typically made up of ham, potatoes, vegetable side dishes such as corn, green beans or asparagus, and dinner rolls.
Today I am sharing a recipe with you for a ham cooked in your crock pot.
You do need a pretty large slow cooker if you are going to use a 7 pound ham, Make sure you consider the size and shape of the ham when you are purchasing it if you are planning on cooking it in the slow cooker.
Do you take the rind off your ham? YES! The rind became chewy and gummy as the ham cooled and tough to eat.
Also, the flavors of the glaze stopped at the rind with no flavors seeping into the fleshy part of the ham.
You’ll need about 3/4 pound of ham per person for a bone-in ham. If you want plenty of leftovers, you can increase that amount to 1 pound of ham per person.
Maple Syrup
Brown Sugar
Orange and Apple Juice
Skip the long lines over at the Honey Baked Ham Store and make a delicious Brown Sugar Glaze ham at home in your own oven.
Let’s get started!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 7.5 lbs ham unsliced, bone-in ham
  • 1 cup  apple juice


  • 1/2 cup  dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup  maple syrup, do not use artificially flavored pancake syrup.
  • 2 tbsp brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup  orange juice
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Start by trimming excess fat and skin from the ham.
  • Add ham and 1 cup of apple juice to slow cooker
  • Heat for 5-6 hours on low, until heated through.
  • Remove ham from slow cooker and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Bring maple syrup, dark brown sugar, mustard, pepper and cornstarch to a boil.
  • Let boil 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Add orange juice.
  • Let glaze cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Pat ham dry and spoon glaze over ham.
  • Heat ham under broiler 5-7 minutes until glaze has caramelized.
  • Adapted from Num. 2 Pencil.
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