Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings

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This Slow Cooker Honey Glaze Ham is the perfect main course for a holiday dinner! Made with aromatic seasonings, sweet honey, and a secret ingredient, this juicy ham is irresistibly good! 😉

overhead view of a white slow cooker filled with sliced honey glazed ham.

So I hope by now you understand my undying love for my Slow Cooker, as well as my unwavering commitment to bring you incredible recipes with minimal dishes.

This Honey Glazed Ham is one of my favorites.

It makes mealtime around the holidays so easy, and everyone will be impressed by the sweet and spiced flavors!

What I love about this ham is that while it tastes and looks fancy enough for a main dish at a dinner party or at a holiday dinner, it isn’t too difficult for a weeknight dinner or Sunday supper!

You can easily dress it up or down as you wish with some delicious side dishes.

I am not usually a big fan of mustard or ground cloves, but they pair so well with ham, and I added just enough to give it that extra layer of flavor without overpowering the ham!

Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your tastes, and experiment with the type of soda or juice used. 

For more amazing holiday ham ideas, check out my Easy Spiral HamSlow Cooker Balsamic Cherry Glaze HamHoney Baked Ham, and this Instant Pot Ham with Pineapple Glaze!

Ingredients Needed:

ingredients for honey baked ham
  • Ham: I used a fully cooked, boneless ham. You can also use a fully cooked, bone-in ham but because it is larger it will take longer to warm through.
  • Ginger Ale Soda: helps to keep the ham moist while also adding an amazing spiced flavor. Don’t knock it til you try it!
  • Honey: adds sweetness, but you could use maple syrup if you prefer.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: balances the saltiness of the glaze while adding a mild fruity flavor.
  • Corn Starch: helps thicken the glaze.
  • Seasoning: freshly minced garlic, ground mustard, ground cloves, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper pack a ton of flavor into this dish.
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How to Make Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Full instructions are included in the recipe card below.

  1. Stir together the glaze: Combine ingredients for the glaze and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook ham in glaze mix: Put the ham in the slow cooker, and pour the glaze mixture over it. Cover and cook until heated through.
  1. Slice and serve: Taste and adjust seasonings. Slice and serve with extra glaze from the slow cooker.
cooked ham in white slow cooker partially sliced.

Slow Cooker Ham with Honey Glaze FAQs

How much ham do I need for dinner?

Depending on how many side dishes you have on the menu, you should plan on about ¼-½ pound of ham per person per portion. You will probably need less for feeding children, but on the higher end for adults, and don’t forget to calculate for seconds!

Does soaking ham in ginger ale remove the salt?

Ginger ale won’t remove salt from the ham. Ginger ale is made with ginger, sugar, and carbonated water, so it will add sweetness, flavor, and moisture to your ham and help it become tender.

How do I store ham with a honey glaze?

Store leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Allow it to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge.

Can I freeze ham with a honey glaze?

Absolutely! Store the ham once it has completely cooled in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 1 month. Allow the ham to defrost before reheating and reusing it.

Tips and Notes

  • Slow Cooker Liners. I love using slow cooker liners to minimize the cleanup, so there’s no scrubbing the slow cooker after dinner. Simply cook your meal, then toss the bag in the bin when you’re done!
  • Leftover Ham. There are so many delicious Leftover Ham Recipes you can try, so don’t worry if you’re making too much for one meal!
two slices of honey glazed ham on a plate with potatoes and green beans.

Crock Pot Honey Glaze Ham Variations

  • Use a different soda. You can try this ham glaze with a different kind of soda to change the flavor, or even a mixture of soda and fruit juice. Try using Sprite and orange juice, pineapple soda, tropical soda, apple juice, or cranberry juice!
  • Add fruit. Pineapple slices and pineapple juice are great additions here, and work well to balance out the sweetness with a bit of tropical flavor. 
  • Ground Mustard. The best substitute for ground mustard is Dijon mustard, if you have it. Use ½ a tablespoon of Dijon mustard instead of ½ a teaspoon of ground mustard.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your favorite side dishes with this tender ham for a complete meal the whole family will love.

Try my Cheesy Baked AsparagusRoasted CarrotsCream Cheese Mashed PotatoesBroccoli CasseroleHomemade Stuffing RecipeRoasted Vegetables, or Roasted Green Beans!

Don’t forget my Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider for the holidays, and try some amazing Thanksgiving desserts like my Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate FrostingCrème Brûlée Recipe, or this Frozen Pumpkin Dessert!

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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

5 from 4 votes
This Slow Cooker Honey Glaze Ham is the perfect main course for a holiday dinner! Made with aromatic seasonings, sweet honey, and a secret ingredient, this juicy ham is irresistibly good!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 12 servings
Calories 383cal


  • 1.7 kg fully cooked ham* about 3.75 pounds
  • 355 ml can Ginger Ale soda about 1.5 cups
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


  • Place the ham in a 4-6-quart slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, combine soda, honey, vinegar, water, cornstarch, garlic, mustard, cloves, salt, and pepper, and whisk until smooth. Pour it over the top of the ham in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-8 hours (or until heated through).
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. Slice and serve with the remaining glaze from the slow cooker.


* This glaze would be awesome with an unbaked ham as well — you will just need to adjust your cooking time and test the ham’s temperature to ensure it is completely done!
** Optional: You can slice the ham before adding it to the slow cooker so that it’s all ready for guests to dig in!
  • Store: Store leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Allow it to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge.
  • Freeze: Store the ham once it has completely cooled in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 1 month. Allow the ham to defrost before reheating and reusing it.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 383cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1733mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Beatrice Ansbaugh says

    I have a new 6 quart crockpot. I am having guests for dinner and will be cooking the precooked ham in the pot. First time ever. (I am 84). I am using a liner. The ham weighs 7#. Do I cook it on low for 6 to 8 hours? The pot is programmable. To what temperature should I cook it? 165? Since my husband died a little over a year ago, this is the first big meal I have prepared for people. I don’t want to mess it up by ruining the ham. HELP!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Beatrice! I think since the ham is fully cooked that it is a little more flexible with the timing, since you know it won’t be undercooked you just want it hot and moist 🙂 I would still cook it on low for 6 to 8 hours, and you may want to baste it occasionally or flip it to keep the top moist too. I hope that helps!

  2. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    This ham is getting me so excited for Easter! All holidays are so much more fun with a baby. I have got to have this ham for Easter. And so smart using a slow cooker liner. The easier the clean up, the better!

  3. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I love ham but my husband doesn’t. I usually buy a ham steak and cook it with a brown sugar and butter glaze when he is out of town on business…along with baked sweet potatoes which he isn’t really a fan of for me! I absolutely love my new crock pot and if hosting a holiday dinner would absolutely use your recipe!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Okay, so I have to admit I hate ham. Like, I throw a hissy fit whenever my mom wants to serve one at Easter. But this ham actually looks delicious, Ashley! Love that you used the trusty slow cooker! And ginger ale?! Whaaaaa? That sounds awesome! Now this is a ham I can support being served on Easter. Trust me when I say that is saying A LOT! 😉 Cheers, girlfriend!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha! We all have our own tastes! I am actually obsessed with ham — I have started buying an extra one around the holidays when they’re on sale just so I can cook it and freeze it for later! Lol. Thanks Chey!

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I’ve never made a ham before, but if I did, it would definitely be in the slow cooker! Sounds delicious, Ashley! I love that you used ginger ale in here…definitely a secret ingredient that I wouldn’t have expected!

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