This recipe has become, hands-down, my favorite ham! This has replaced our Christmas Ham and makes the entire house smell amazing! There is nothing like coming home with this ham cooking! Experiment with the amounts of seasonings to your liking. I prefer more nutmeg but some prefer less nutmeg and more maple syrup!

REINEJESSICA
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Press whole cloves into the ham so they are evenly distributed. You may score the ham for easier insertion if you wish. Place the ham in a slow cooker. Pour in apple cider until only about 2 inches of ham is above the surface. Pack the brown sugar on top of the ham, pressing into the cloves. This will get washed away in the next step but any that stays on is a bonus.

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  • Pour the maple syrup over the ham. Season the apple cider with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves and vanilla. Add the orange peel to the pot. Fill the slow cooker as full as you can with apple cider without going over the fill line. Cover and set to Low. Cook for 8 to 10 hours.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

753 calories; 42.8 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 2941 mg sodium. 47.9 g carbohydrates; 42.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
-Kalligirl I have always used a pre-cooked ham (Kentucky Legend brand) and cooked it @ the 6-8 hour setting on my crock pot. When I submitted the recipe that was changed. I know some people have been using an uncooked bone-in ham on the 10 hour setting. Hope that helps!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2006
I will not be tring this again. I bought a precooked ham and as others suggested I planned to slow cook it for 5-6 hours. Even though I cooked it in a ton of apple cider the meat was extremely dry (unless you like jerky). I though it made the house smell horrible (my hubby didn't think so)... Very embarrassing since we had 15 co-workers over for dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
-Kalligirl I have always used a pre-cooked ham (Kentucky Legend brand) and cooked it @ the 6-8 hour setting on my crock pot. When I submitted the recipe that was changed. I know some people have been using an uncooked bone-in ham on the 10 hour setting. Hope that helps!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
-Kalligirl I have always used a pre-cooked ham (Kentucky Legend brand) and cooked it @ the 6-8 hour setting on my crock pot. When I submitted the recipe that was changed. I know some people have been using an uncooked bone-in ham on the 10 hour setting. Hope that helps!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
HELP! I want to do this recipe but it doesn't say whether the ham is one of those "pre-cooked" ones that you just heat and serve or is it uncooked? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2006
I will not be tring this again. I bought a precooked ham and as others suggested I planned to slow cook it for 5-6 hours. Even though I cooked it in a ton of apple cider the meat was extremely dry (unless you like jerky). I though it made the house smell horrible (my hubby didn't think so)... Very embarrassing since we had 15 co-workers over for dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
This was wonderful!! I used a cooked smoked ham and shortened the cooking time to 6 hours and it was just perfect. We used the liquid to drizzle over the ham once on the dinner table and it was so delicious. Everyone raved about it!! This is a definite keeper in our house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2006
I made this ham for Easter and it was a big hit with the adults but the flavors were a little stong for my liking. In fairness I did put everything together the night before and kept in the refrigerator so perhaps this additional time allowed the flavors to permeate more than they would have. This has a very interesting flavor and I may well make this again but I think I will cut back a little on the spices especially the cloves and cinnamon. Overall very good though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
I will never make a ham the traditional way again. We made one in the oven and one in the slow cooker.We definetly didn't have any left-overs from the slow cooker ham!! DEICIOUS!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
I can't describe in words how awesome this is!!! With all the raving over it from my 15 and 17 year olds and hubby this is going to replace MY Christmas ham too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This was amazing - However 3 cups of cider is NOT enough (you want to make sure that the entire ham is covered becasue anything not covered will be dry) I used over 6 cups of cider...the other thing and this is really important - MIX THE SPICES with the cider BEFREO you put any in the pot. When you mix the spices with the remaining cider at the end it is not mixed as well as it would have been if it was done in the begining...ALSO - you can never have too much brown sugar....It was an Amazing Easter Ham - and so easy becasue I prepared it the night before and then that morning all I have to do was turn it on...I used a pre-cooked bone in ham adn it cooked on low for about 7-8 hours Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
This recipe was one of the best slow cooker recipes I have ever tried. The flavors were exquisite and the meat was extremely tender. We didn't even have enough leftover for sandwiches. We picked it clean!! This will definitely be a staple in our house from now on especially because it was relatively inexpensive as well as delicious. Read More
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