Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

Total Time: 8 hours
Course: Main Course
Keyword: easy, slow cooking
Cut: Ham
Cooking Method: Bake
Meal Type: Pork’s 1-2 Punch: Cook Once, Eat Twice
Servings: 12


  • 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.


Save on time, money and waste by taking the leftovers from this night's recipe and turning them into Crustless Basque Quiche or Ham Jambalaya.
Recipe courtesy of Yummly.com
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