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Honey Orange Glazed Ham

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1 (5 to 7 pound) fully cooked spiral sliced ham
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced

Honey Orange Glazed Ham

This delicious slow cooker ham recipe is salty, sweet, tart, and indulgent.

  • Serves 8
  • Easy

About This Recipe

For Easter, if you are having a ham, this is the easiest and best way to heat it. Hams are usually sold fully cooked (always read the label to be sure!) so all you have to do is bring it to 140°F. And test it with a food thermometer! So let’s get to the recipe for Honey Orange Glazed Ham.

Heating hams can be problematic. All of us have had ham that was tough and dry, which means it was not heated properly. The best ways to reheat ham are in the slow cooker, or wrapped in foil and heated in a 325°F oven (add a little water to the pan).

This recipe, which combines honey, orange juice, and mustard, is fabulously flavorful and delicious. And the ham is moist and completely tender, since the crockpot holds in moisture so the meat doesn’t dry out.

There’s just one caveat: make sure that your crockpot is large enough to hold the ham! There should be at least an inch of room on every side of the ham when it’s in the appliance and the cover is on.

Serve this fabulous ham with scalloped potatoes, a gelatin salad, some roasted asparagus, dinner rolls, and a wonderful lemon angel food cake for dessert.

Why this recipe for Honey Orange Glazed Ham works:

  • A slow cooker cooks food with low and gentle heat that is hot enough to kill any bacteria on the food. Food stays moist because the lid locks in steam.
  • You can serve fully cooked ham without reheating it, but most people choose to reheat it for best flavor.
  • You can use any type of glaze on this ham. Most contain some sort of sugar and acid to cut through the richness of the meat.
  • Serve the ham while it’s hot. It will cool down fast, but do your best.

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Fold two long sheets of heavy duty foil to make two narrow strips. Put them into a 6-quart slow cooker so they form an X.


Unwrap the ham and place it in the slow cooker.


Combine the orange juice, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl and mix well. Pour this mixture over the ham.


Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours or until the ham registers at least 140°F on a food thermometer. Remove the ham from the crockpot with the foil sling and put on a serving platter.


Linda is a bestselling cookbook author and home economist who has written 54 books (53 cookbooks and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005. She has worked for Pillsbury since 1988, on the Bake-Off and other projects. Linda has been a web presence since 2002, developing recipes and teaching people how to cook.

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