Honey-Baked Spiral Ham in the Slow Cooker


The tastiest spiral ham ever made in the slow cooker.

close up view of a Honey-Baked Spiral Ham next to pine branches and red berries
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 8 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 18 mins
1 8-pound ham


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (8 pound) spiral-cut ham, or more to taste

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Spray the slow cooker insert with cooking spray and place ham inside.

  2. Combine honey, brown sugar, mustard, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking thoroughly, until sugar is melted and ingredients are combined, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Pour water into the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour sauce over the ham. Cover.

  4. Cook in the slow cooker on Low, 6 to 8 hours. Baste the ham with the juices from the bottom once every hour.

  5. Remove ham from the slow cooker. Pour juices from the bottom into a saucepan over medium heat. Mix cornstarch and water together in a bowl and pour into the saucepan. Cook until mixture thickens into a glaze, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour glaze over the ham or use as a gravy.

Cook's Notes:

If the lid does not fit over your ham, you can make an aluminum foil tent (I used an 8-pound ham and it didn't fit in my 6-quart slow cooker).

If you don't have a slow cooker, bake this ham in your oven. Make a tent with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Baste the ham once every 30 minutes.

If you want, you can even turn the ham every hour to make sure that all sides are getting cooked in the honey mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 3005mg 131%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 731mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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