Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham


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Maple syrup, dijon mustard, brown sugar, and a few other kitchen staples come together to make the best-tasting Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham. If you’re looking for a holiday ham recipe, this is one delicious sweet tasting recipe to try.

This is just one of the many ways to prepare ham. Check out my Slow Cooker Ham Steaks and Pineapple Rings and Jalapeno Pineapple Ham for other unique takes on popular main course meat.

sliced maple ham on a platter.

Why this maple mustard glaze for ham recipe works

Whether you’re cooking a bone in ham or boneless ham, they all have the ability to be a bit on the salty side. That’s where this sweet glaze comes in handy. While the maple syrup and brown sugar add sweetness, the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and apple juice help offset the saltiness. And butter just makes everything better.

Since you’ll be using the crock pot and cooking the ham at a low temperature for a few hours, you don’t have to worry about soaking it. With this method, you can skip the large baking dish, shallow roasting pan, and getting your kitchen hot for baked ham. Get ready to have a fully cooked glazed ham for Easter dinner in a fraction of the time but with just as much flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for maple dijon ham on a table.
  • Boneless Ham: This recipe calls for a 3-4 pound dinner ham. It shouldn’t have the bone in, which will make it easy to slice and serve.
  • Brown Sugar Mixture: Brown sugar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, butter, and Worcestershire sauce are mixed together in a small bowl and used to baste the ham before cooking.
  • Apple Juice: This juice provides the perfect acidity to offset the natural salty taste of ham.

Step-by-Step Directions

six images of how to make dijon ham in a slow cooker.

Step One – Combine brown sugar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, butter, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl.

Step Two – Whisk the sugar mixture together until well combined and smooth in texture.

Step Three – Place ham in the center of a 6-8 quart crockpot and pour the apple juice around the ham.

Step Four – Pour your brown sugar mixture over your ham making sure to coat the entire ham.

Step Five – Cover your crockpot and cook the ham on LOW for 3 hours.

Step Six – Once cooked, remove the ham from the crockpot and place it on a serving tray. Reserve the remaining glaze to brush over the ham as it is served, for added flavor. Use a sharp knife to slice, serve, and enjoy this yummy ham!

sliced ham on a platter.

What to serve with ham?

  • Crock pot ham is an infamous main dish that can pair with just about anything. As for sides, you can serve ham with mac n cheese, cole slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even a small side salad.
  • When it comes to bread selections, slices of ham make a great sandwich. Soft white dinner rolls, buttermilk biscuits, regular white bread, or homemade cornbread are some of the most popular options.
  • If you’re preparing this ham as part of a holiday spread, you can put it amongst the casseroles, caramelized onions and veggies, and roasted potatoes or southern style cooked turnip/collard greens. Also, great topped with Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce.
slices of ham on a platter with a fork.

Recipe FAQs

What is the best temperature to serve this ham?

You can never go wrong with serving this ham warm. It’s also good cold and used for leftover sandwiches. It’s truly the best ham!

What is the easiest way to coat the ham with the brown sugar mix?

You may need to spoon or brush the mixture over the ham to make sure it is covered.

Can I use a bone in ham?

Yes. However, the idea behind using a boneless one is to make slicing and serving much easier.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any remaining ham in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can heat the ham at a low temperature or serve it cold. Save the glaze in a separate container so you can apply the glaze over the ham or use it in other ways. Reheat the glaze in a saucepan.

What can I do with the leftover ham?

There are many things you can do with leftover ham. Turn it into a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast, use it in a linguini pasta meal, or use the leftovers to make ham croquettes.

Do I need to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature?

That shouldn’t be necessary with the size of the ham and the cooking time. If you want, you can test the thickest part after cooking time. Most ham sold in the US is already cooked and you are simply heating it through.

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sliced ham on a platter.

Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10
A boneless ham cooked in a maple dijon sauce, great for any holiday.

Ingredients 
 

  • 3-4 pound dinner ham, (boneless ham) can use half of a ham if desired.
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup apple juice

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, butter, and Worcestershire sauce until well mixed and smooth.
  • Place your ham in the center of the crockpot and pour the apple juice around the ham.
  • Pour your brown sugar mixture over your ham making sure to coat the entire ham. You may need to spoon or brush the mixture over the ham to make sure it is covered.
  • Cover your slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours.
  • Once cooked, remove the ham from the crockpot but reserve the sauce to brush over the ham as it is served, for added flavor.
  • Slice and serve warm.

Notes

  • There are many things you can do with leftover ham. Turn it into a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast, use it in a linguini pasta meal, or use the leftovers to make ham croquettes.
  • Store any remaining ham in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can heat the ham at a low temperature or serve it cold. Save the glaze in a separate container so you can apply the glaze over the ham or use it in other ways. Reheat the glaze in a saucepan.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1679mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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