Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

Total Time: 8 hours
Course: Main Course
Cut: Ham
Meal Type: Season's Eatings


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham about 5 1/2 pounds
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon Kentucky
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dijon style mustard
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme


  • Place the ham in a large slow cooker. Whisk the cider with the brown sugar, bourbon, honey and mustard. Slowly pour over the ham. Scatter the thyme sprigs into the slow cooker.
  • Cook, on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours, or until very tender. Remove ham to rest on a cutting board. Pass the remaining cooking liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Cut the ham into chunks or slices. Brush the cut pieces with the cooking liquid before arranging on a platter. Serve warm or room temperature.
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