A spiral sliced, bone-in ham is coated with a sweet and lightly tangy glaze and slow cooked until just heated through and tender. It's perfect for holidays and weekends and it's so easy to make!
Ready in: 3hours10minutes
8lb.bone-in fully cooked spiral sliced half ham
1/2cupapple juice concentrate
1/3cupreal maple syrup
2Tbspspicy brown mustard
1/3cup packedlight brown sugar
1tspground black pepper
2Tbspcornstarchmixed with 1/4 cup water (optional, for thickening)
Place ham in a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker on it's side.
In a mixing bowl whisk together apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, mustard, orange zest and ginger.
Slowly pour juice mixture over ham while separating slices to pour mixture between each slice, then close slices back together. Turn ham then using a baster repeat pouring mixture (which is now at the bottom of the slow cooker) over other side and between slices then close slices back together.
Sprinkle brown sugar and pepper evenly over ham. Cover slow cooker with a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil wrapping it snuggly around all edges (or use the slow cooker lid if it fits).
Cook on low heat until just heated through, about 3 to 4 hours.
Remove the ham from slow cooker to a carving board and cover with foil to rest for about 10 minutes.
If you'd like a thicker glaze remove 1 3/4 cups juices from the slow cooker and transfer to a small saucepan.
Whisk together the cornstarch and water, pour into saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently until it simmers and thickens. Carve ham and pour desired amount of mixture over ham.
If you opted not to thicken the glaze mixture then just pour some of the juices from slow cooker over ham. Serve warm.