Slow Cooker Honey and Ginger Ale Ham

Sliced Ham
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  • 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings (8 portions)

This easy slow cooker ham is cooked with vegetables and a flavorful glaze. The easy glaze is made with honey and spices.  Ginger ale is the cooking liquid for this ham, itself making a delicious marinade.

Use a fully cooked ham in this recipe. A fully cooked ham should be cooked to an internal temperature of 140 F. If you are in doubt, check with an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the ham, not touching bone.

Feel free to cook the sweet potatoes separately. Make baked sweet potatoes or a sweet potato casserole to go with the ham.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pound ham (fully cooked)
  • 4 to 6 medium sweet potatoes (unpeeled and halved)
  • 6 to 8 medium carrots
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Spiced Honey Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

How to Make It

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes and trim. Cut in half.
  2. Peel carrots and slice diagonally in 2-inch lengths.
  3. Place vegetables on the bottom of the crockpot, place ham on top and then pour ginger ale overall.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for about 5 to 7 hours, or until vegetables are just tender. In a buttered measuring cup mix about 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot with the glaze ingredients; pour over the ham. Continue cooking on LOW for 1 hours, basting frequently.
  1. Slice ham into thin slices and serve with the cooked vegetables.


Expert Tip

If the vegetables are already quite tender, either remove them to a baking dish, cover, and keep them warm in a 170 F to 200 F oven or move the ham to a baking dish and finish cooking while glazing in a 350 F oven for about 30 minutes.