I must confess, I’m more of a ham person myself. I understand that the turkey gets a lot of attention on Thanksgiving and Christmas but I have always had more of a love for the ham. This Slow Cooker Holiday Ham will be the Belle of the Ball at your Christmas dinner table this year, I can assure you! My husband who is quite the holiday ham connoisseur declared this to be the best, most tender and juicy ham he’s ever eaten. He couldn’t believe this was made in my slow cooker! I love how the slow cooker can turn a relatively cheap cut of meat into a gourmet center piece, just like this Slow Cooker Holiday Ham! No need to spend a fortune on an expensive Christmas ham, just get a cut of meat large enough to feed your crowd (this was a little over 4lbs and only costed $12!) and tasted like one of the $60 gourmet Honey Ham’s!
The ingredients for this recipe are so simple you won’t hardly believe it! Let’s start out by laying out some of the main ingredients first.
Cut open the package of ham, rinse it, and place it in a 5 quart or larger oval slow cooker.
Now scoop out 1/4 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar blend and place in a small mixing bowl.
Once the Splenda Brown Sugar blend is added to the bowl, add in 1/2 cup of ketchup.
Stir the brown sugar and ketchup together with a fork or small whisk to remove any lumps.
Now add in 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.
After you add the Worcestershire sauce, give this sauce blend a good stir.
After you stir the Worcestershire sauce in, add in 2 teaspoons of reduced sodium soy sauce.
Ya know the drill, give the sauce another good stir just to make sure all of the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
Brush this sauce mix all over the ham in the slow cooker. And in case you’re wondering, NO this does NOT taste anything like bbq sauce!
Now set the slow cooker to cook on low for 7 hours. I don’t recommend cooking this Slow Cooker Holiday Ham on high because it won’t be as tender and juicy as if you cook it on low, and let’s be honest, the whole point of making this in the slow cooker (other than the convenience of it all and freeing up oven space) is to have this ham so tender and juicy you can just cut it with a fork!
Place the lid on the slow cooker and go get those Christmas gifts wrapped that you’ve been procrastinating on. haha! (I’m not the only one that wraps everything the night before Christmas am I?!)
Once the cook time is up, remove the lid from the slow cooker and just appreciate the magic of this moment because believe me, it is absolutely magical that you can make this wonderful Christmas dinner dish so effortlessly in your slow cooker! Carefully remove this Slow Cooker Holiday Ham with two forks (One stuck in the front end and one in the back end) and place on a large platter. After removing from the slow cooker, carefully cut the ham into slices. I got 10 slices out of my ham.
Now that the ham is sliced, just fan the slices out on the platter to make it look prettier and to allow everyone to be able to pick their slice.
Spoon some of the juice and sauce in the slow cooker over the ham before serving.
Now if that doesn’t have your mouth watering, I just don’t know what will!
I hope you all love this Slow Cooker Holiday Ham as much as we did and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Slow Cooker Holiday Ham
- 1 4.16oz smoked boneless honey ham
- 1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Unwrap the ham and rinse under cool water, then place the ham in a 5 quart or larger oval slow cooker.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined and no lumps remain.
Brush the sauce on to the ham in the slow cooker, place the lid on the slow cooker, and cook on low 7 hours.
Once cooked, remove carefully using two forks (one stuck in the front side and one in the back side of the ham) and place on a large serving platter.
Slice the ham into 10 slices and then spoon the sauce and juice in the slow cooker over the ham.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe comes to 4 Smart Points for one slice of ham. Yields 10 slices.