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Friday Feast | Holiday Crock Pot Ham

Welcome back to Mary’s Tavern and a new year! I hope your holidays were peaceful and filled with the joy and love of family and friends—along with some delicious food.


With so much happening in my life in December, I wanted to prepare a Christmas meal that wouldn’t have me in the kitchen from dawn till dusk. An easy solution to the main course was to cook the ham in a crock pot, leaving the oven for all the other savory dishes.


I’m definitely a fan of the crock pot—from soups and appetizers, but until I tasted the ham, I was a skeptic. Being a gal who doesn’t like to try something new when there’s already a lot going on in my life turned out to be a wise decision. Oh, my sweet goodness! Definitely a crowd-pleaser in our family—one which I shall be making again.

Did you try or make something new at the holidays? Do share!


Sláinte mhath!


Holiday Crock Pot Ham



1/3 cup brown sugar

7 – 10-pound spiral cut smoked and fully cooked ham



½ cup brown sugar

½ cup apple jelly or orange marmalade

¼ cup Dijon or Honey mustard

2 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon garlic powder

12 teaspoon ground ginger



1. Sprinkle the 1/3 cup of brown sugar in the bottom of the crock pot.

2. Place ham in crock pot

3. To make the glaze, melt the apple jelly or marmalade in a small pan. Whisk in brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and ground ginger. Let simmer for a couple minutes and stir.

4. Brush the glaze between the slices in the ham and then pour the remainder over the ham.

5. Cover the slow cooker with the lid. If you can’t cover completely, use foil to seal the ham in the crock pot.

6. Cook on low 4-5 hours, depending on the size of the ham.


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