Cooktop Cove: How to make slow cooker honey and mustard glazed ham
By Kate Elliott
Honey and mustard go together so well. And when you pour that deliciousness over a ham, those flavors only get better and better. Not only is it a tasty way to enjoy this affordable protein, but it also only takes five ingredients. And you probably have all five in your fridge and pantry right now. How many recipes can boast that?
The recipe below is very flexible. If you don't have Dijon mustard, use yellow mustard instead. The ham will turn out just fine. If you don't have apple juice, chicken stock or even just water will work too. This recipe is so simple, you can truly make it your own. Add some fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme into the mix, and it will be a thing of beauty. If you don't want to take a chance, try the basic recipe first and see what you'd add or subtract next time.
Slow cooker honey and mustard glazed ham
Servings: 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 7 hours
Total time: 7 hours, 5 minutes
1 smoked ham, about 4 pounds, skin removed
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup apple juice
1. Make diagonal cuts in ham about 1/4 inch apart.
2. Place in a 6-quart slow cooker.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, honey, mustard and apple juice.
4. Pour over ham
Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours or on high for about 3 hours, until the meat is tender.
If possible, baste the ham with the liquid on the bottom of the slow cooker every couple of hours.
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