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Crockpot Ham Recipe with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

Crockpot Ham - a traditional flavor packed bone-in ham made in the slow cooker and finished with a maple brown sugar glaze. The best way to make a holiday ham! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Ham, Slow Cooker Ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 779 kcal


  • 7.5 pound ham unsliced, bone-in ham
  • 1 cup apple juice


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Start by trimming excess fat and skin from the ham.
  2. Use a paring knife to slice a grid pattern into the ham.
  3. Add ham and 1 cup of apple juice to slow cooker.

  4. Heat for 5-6 hours on low, until heated through.
  5. Remove ham from slow cooker and let rest for 20 minutes.
  6. Prepare glaze.
  7. Bring pure maple syrup, dark brown sugar, mustard, pepper and cornstarch to a boil.
  8. Let boil 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Add orange juice.

  9. Let glaze cool for about 5 minutes.
  10. Pat ham dry and spoon glaze over ham.
  11. Heat ham under broiler 5-7 minutes until glaze has caramelized.

Recipe Notes

If glaze cools too long and is overly thick, just reheat to make pourable.

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Ham Recipe with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 779 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 3370mg147%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.