Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Slow Cooker Orange Honey Ham (With VIDEO)

Slow Cooker Orange Glazed Ham is a delicious, easy, and completely crave-able recipe that is the hit at any holiday dinner! It is so easy it just about cooks itself.

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Holiday dinners are always a scramble for me - and always end with me trying to balance dishes needing to head into the oven, trying to find more space on the stove, or wishing I had prepared more before the big dinner.

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I've been trying more and more slow cooker recipes as the holidays approach, to try to reduce the heavy lifting when it comes to Holiday Dinner planning - and this Slow Cooker Orange Glazed Ham is a perfect dish bound to grab the spotlight at any Christmas dinner table!

This ham is simple - add to a slow cooker, make a quick glaze, and let cook - with very little cleanup and without taking up precious room on your stove and in your oven!


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Helpful Tips to make Slow Cooker Orange Honey Ham:

  • Glaze can be added to the slow cooker in the beginning, but I like to drizzle a little of it over the ham as it cooks - so the ham isn't boiling in the glaze.
  • If you notice your glaze is too thin and watery, pour the liquid into a sauce pot and cook down to reduce in half and then slowly add glaze every 1/2 hour for the final two hours of cooktime.
  • If you need a little more crunch to your ham, you can remove from the slow cooker and add to a cooling rack over a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees to get a bit more - but I'm always surprised with how well I get a baked crunch when making ham in the slow cooker!
  • Don't drown the ham in glaze (and other liquids), or it won't make the crunchy caramelized sugar crust so many people love about a good holiday ham dinner! Let your ham have room to cook and form a crust - drizzling glaze over the ham throughout cooking time will help!

What you will need to make Slow Cooker Orange Honey Ham:

  • Slow Cooker - the slow cooker is almost my most used kitchen gadget, especially during fall/winter! It's just so convenient, and lets face it, it makes comfort food taste even better!
  • A sharp knife or Mandoline slicer

Enjoy!

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See how easy this Slow Cooker Orange Honey Ham is to make. Watch the video!!!





Yield: 8-10

Slow Cooker Orange Honey Ham

Slow Cooker Orange Glazed Ham is a delicious, easy, and completely crave-able recipe that is the hit at any holiday dinner! It is so easy it just about cooks itself.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 hour and 30 minstotal time: 5 hours and 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 8-10 pound fully cooked spiral cut ham
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves, divided

Instructions

  1. Place ham in slow cooker flat/cut side down. Score the end facing up, by using a sharp knife to make criss cross marks about 1/8" deep.
  2. Push about 1 teaspoon of the cloves into top of ham.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan, combine honey, oranges slices, orange juice, sugar, ginger and mustard, and the remaining teaspoon of cloves.
  4. Cook on medium for 5 minutes, until the glaze has reduced in half.
  5. Drizzle half of the glaze mixture over ham, saving 1/2 the glaze to drizzle as it cooks. Cover slow cooker and cook on low 4-5 hours.
  6. Add more glaze every hour of cooking, and in the last hour, add more glaze every 25 minutes.
  7. When ham has developed a crunchy, dark brown glaze, remove from pan and serve immediately.









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5 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks great.

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  2. Making it today for a party! Easy prep! I’m sure it will taste great!

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  3. I was never a big fan of ham, until I made this recipe at Christmas for my ham-loving family. Without a doubt, the best ham I've ever tasted....even better than Honey Baked. So I'm making it again for Easter. :)

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  4. How does it cook if you keep taking the lid off to add glaze to the ham?

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    1. The ham in this recipe is already cooked so cook time is primarily to heat it (the ham). The glaze is forming as you lift periodically to add glaze.

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