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Honey Mustard Glaze For Ham – With just a few ingredients and a crockpot you can transform a plain ham into something extraordinary! Tender slices of ham drizzled in a honey mustard glaze.

Slow cooker honey mustard ham being sliced on a plate.

Honey Mustard Ham Glaze

Whether you are looking for the ultimate dish for an upcoming holiday or you are craving comfort food, this crockpot honey ham recipe is where it’s at!

Sweet honey mustard glazed ham is one of those show shopping dinners that will impress even those picky eaters.

For more incredible dinners, you will love my Mustard Herb Ham, Sheet Pan Parmesan Chicken, and Roasted Cornish Hens.

Why You’ll Love Honey Mustard Glaze For Ham

  • Sweet and tangy
  • Pairs beautifully with ham
  • Easy to make
  • Kid-approved
  • Holiday favorite
  • Great any time of year
  • Easy slow cooker recipe
Slow cooker honey mustard glazed ham sliced and on a plate. Garnished with parsley.

How To Make Mustard Glazed Ham

Step 1: Add ham to slow cooker

Place the ham in a slow cooker. Use at least a 6 quart or larger.

Step 2: Prepare honey mustard glaze for ham

Combine the brown sugar, honey, Dijon mustard, ground clove, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl until mixed. Pour honey mustard ham glaze on top of the ham.

Step 3: Slow Cook

Cook for 4-6 hours on low or 2-4 hours on high. Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.

Step 4: Let Rest & Serve

Remove the crockpot honey ham and place it on a platter. Cover loosely with foil and let rest. Pour all the juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan and simmer. Combine cornstarch and water together and pour into the sauce. Whisk continuously to thicken the sauce. Brush the mustard ham glaze onto the ham and serve. Enjoy!

Slow cooker honey mustard glazed ham sliced and stacked tall on a plate. Garnished with chopped parsley.

About this Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham:

  • This recipe uses an 8-10 pound ham which is as big as you can go with a 6 quart slow cooker.  I used a 10 pound ham and it was a little bit too tall, so I trimmed a couple of inches from the top of the ham so the lid could fit.
  • This recipe will also work with a fully cooked spiral cut ham.
  • There is no need to baste the ham during the cooking, but if it makes you feel better, it doesn’t hurt!
  • I prefer to cook ham on LOW to ensure tender, juicy ham.
  • In the end, while the ham is resting, bring the juices from the slow cooker to a boil and thicken.  Brush over ham for that glossy finish. This step is optional, of course, but it sure does make it taste extra yummy!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will ham dry out in crockpot?

Typically, this crock pot honey ham recipe turns out moist and tender! However, if you overcook the mustard glazed ham, it can become dry. Be sure to remove it from the slow cooker as soon as it hits 140 degrees internally so it stays juicy.

It’s equally as important to let the ham rest before serving. If you serve it right away, that won’t allow enough time for the juices to redistribute in the meat.

Another way the ham can dry out is if you skip the mustard ham glaze. Using a glaze helps lock in the moisture so it stays juicy. So I don’t recommend skipping the honey mustard ham glaze for this recipe.

Is it better to cook ham low and slow?

Yep! My preference is always going to be to cook this crockpot honey ham very slowly. If you heat it too fast, it can dry out some. However, I will cook it on high when I am in a time crunch, and it’s still pretty good.

How do I store leftover ham?

Let the mustard glazed ham cool down all the way, then place it in a sealed container. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Pro tip: Leftovers make AWESOME sandwiches!

Close up picture of sliced Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed ham on a plate.

What to serve with this Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham:

5 from 4 votes
Slow cooker honey mustard glazed ham sliced and stacked tall on a plate. Garnished with chopped parsley.
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins
 

Honey Mustard Glaze For Ham– With just a few ingredients and a crockpot you can transform a plain ham into something extraordinary! Tender slices of ham drizzled in a honey mustard glaze.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot honey ham, honey mustard glaze for ham
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 8-10 pound (3.6-4.5kg) fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup (70g) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place the ham in a 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker.  

  2. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the ham.  Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours and HIGH for 2-4 hours or until ham reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

  3. Remove ham from slow cooker, cover loosely and allow to rest.  Meanwhile, pour juices into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Mix a small amount of cornstarch with water and pour in a thin stream into the boiling sauce while whisking to thicken.  Brush over ham and serve sliced ham with glaze.  (This is optional but really tasty!)

Recipe Notes
  1. This recipe uses an 8-10 pound ham which is as big as you can go with a 6 quart slow cooker.  I used a 10 pound ham and it was a little bit too tall so I trimmed a couple of inches from the top of the ham so the lid could fit.
  2. This recipe will also work with a fully cooked spiral cut ham.
  3. There is no need to baste the ham during the cooking but if it makes you feel better it doesn’t hurt!
  4. I prefer to cook ham on LOW to ensure tender, juicy ham.
  5. To store leftover ham: Store in an airtight container in its juices in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

38 thoughts on “Honey Mustard Glaze For Ham”

    • I don’t have an exact measurement. Start with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix in just enough water to make it stirrable. Hope that helps and thanks for asking!!

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  1. Sounds delicious! Dijon mustard added to the glaze would really add a little bit of zing! 🙂

    Pinning and sharing.

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  2. This ham looks mouthwateringly delicious, Malinda! I always make our ham plain but I’ve often wanted to try some sauce and now I will use your recipe! Beautiful garnish too! (Also, I’m waiting to see if this insta pot craze will blow over… I love my slow cooker in the meantime!) Thx for joining me this week!

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    • Thank you so much Kendra!! And I am so glad to know I’m not the only one holding out on an Instant Pot!! And thanks for inviting me to the blog hop!!

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  3. I’m so glad you posted this! I am going to do my ham like this from now on!! I love that you shared ideas for sides with links to those recipes too!

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  4. Your ham recipe sounds delicious and we can’t wait to try it.Also, we can’t believe that we never tried to cook a ham in the slow cooker – such a smart idea! Your photos are fabulous!

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  5. 5 stars
    I think I’ll be hosting Easter this year — and ham is on the menu! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe…. and Happy Spring.

    xo,
    Kelly Rowe
    Live Laugh Rowe

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  6. Oh my – looking at this is making my mouth water! I don’t know who’s hosting Easter for my family yet, but if it ends up being us, I’m definitely making this!

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  7. Hi Malinda, well I am officially hungry now…..that ham looks super amazing, beautiful pics as well! Christine from Little Brags

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  8. Oh yum! The photos of this ham and the delicious glaze on it make it look SO delicious! I have never tried making a ham in the slow cooker, but this one doesn’t even look like it was cooked in a slow cooker… it looks like you baked it! Thanks for sharing!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. I love ham and I think it’s a must for Easter dinner! Love the dijon mustard you used too!! PINNED 🙂

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  10. We have an Instant Pot and are definitely still on team Slow Cooker! I’ve never tried to make anything like this in the slow cooker though so I am excited to try this out for my family. We have a ham every Easter so this will be fun to try. Thanks so much for the recipe. Hugs, CoCo

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    • I love making a ham in the slow cooker because you can just leave it and forget it!! Thank you and definitely give it a try!

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