This Crockpot Copycat Honey Baked Ham for Easter Dinner is so succulent, and the ham glaze makes the most incredible crispy-sweet ham edges. 

For $1.05 per serving, this Honey Baked Ham makes 16 servings for a total of $16.86. 

Serve it with some Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Crescent Rolls for a complete meal. Or, for another method for cooking your ham, try my Smoked Spiral Ham

 

Easter Ham with glistening ham glaze

Honey Baked Ham for Easter Dinner

This Honey Baked Ham recipe is so easy to make, and as a bonus, you will cook it in your slow cooker, which frees up your oven to make other amazing side dishes. 

Serving a Honey Baked Ham for Easter is a long-standing tradition for many families, including mine. You can also serve it for Christmas dinner. 

Before the glaze is applied, the ham is cooked in the slow cooker, rubbed down with sugar and spice mix, broiled, and brushed with the glaze. Finally, it’s broiled for a few minutes. 

After you have slow-cooked the ham and broiled it for a few minutes, you are left with a flavorful, tender ham on the inside with a sugary glaze crust on the outside. 

This copycat Honey Baked Ham recipe gives you that signature sugar crunch glaze and taste for a fraction of the cost of going out and buying it!

 

 

Spiral ham with honey glaze.

Honey Baked Ham Glaze recipe

What makes this recipe incredible is the ham glaze! Before the glaze is applied, the ham is cooked in the slow cooker, rubbed down with sugar and spice mix, broiled, and brushed with the glaze.

Finally, it’s broiled for a few minutes. What makes this Honey Baked Ham Glaze the best are the ingredients.

It’s made with granulated sugar, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, ginger, cloves, allspice, and ham juice. 

Honey Baked Ham with a caramelized ham glaze.

Should Honey Baked Ham be served at room temperature?

This ham comes pre-cooked, so you can definitely serve it at room temperature. I think it’s mostly a taste preference.

If I have a ham sandwich, I prefer the Honey Baked Ham to be cold or served at room temperature.

If I serve it as a classic ham dinner with sides of potatoes, green beans, and rolls, I prefer the ham to be warmed up first. 

How long can a Honey Baked Ham stay in the refrigerator?

An unopened Honey Baked Ham can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. One that is open will keep in the refrigerator for 6-8 days. Or you can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.   

How long can ham sit out after cooking?

Cooked ham can sit out for up to 2 hours. If it is left out any longer, the meat’s potential to grow bacteria, causing the food to become unsafe to eat, is greatly increased. 

Is boneless or bone-in ham better?

While a boneless ham is easier to slice, I prefer a bone-in ham for this recipe as it is more flavorful.

 

East ham ready to be carved.

Honey Baked Ham Sides?

When planning Easter dinner, I get just as excited about the side dishes, if not more than the main attraction, the Easter Ham! My mouth is watering just thinking about the various options.

Let’s start with just the options for potatoes. You could go with traditional buttermilk mashed potatoes, or the popular potatoes au gratin, or change it up a bit with these delicious smashed potatoes.

What about veggies? How perfect are these creamed pearl onions for Easter dinner? Also, these pureed carrots with ginger compliment the Honey Baked Ham nicely. Lastly, I love having green beans at my Easter dinner, and this recipe is an easy one!

Also, I like to have a light salad to go with Honey Baked Ham. A few salads that come to mind are Spring salad, fruit salad, or this strawberry spinach salad.

Last but not least, let’s not forget about rolls to round out this special Easter Ham dinner. My favorite is my crescent rolls recipe.

Or, what about these buttery soft rolls? Any recipe with the word butter in the recipe title has my vote!

A close up picture of honey baked ham pieces.

How to make Honey Baked Ham For Easter Dinner:

STEP ONE: First, set the ham in the slow cooker. Then in a small bowl, whisk together the honey and melted butter. 

STEP TWO: Next, rub the mixture all over the ham. Cover with the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours. 

STEP THREE: Preheat the oven broiler to high twenty minutes before the cooking time is up. Then line a roasting pan or baking sheet with foil. 

STEP FOUR: In a small bowl, whisk together the seasonings. Place the ham in the baking pan and rub half of the sugar mixture over the ham’s top. 

STEP FIVE: Broil the ham for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly. Remove the ham from the oven. 

STEP SIX: Next, add the rest of the sugar mixture and three tablespoons of ham juice from the slow cooker. Set the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil for one minute.

STEP SEVEN: Finally, brush the glaze over the ham and place the ham under the broiler for 1-4 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit for fifteen minutes before serving. 

***Check out the step-by-step recipe video in the recipe card below! 

Step-by-step pictures of how to make Honey Baked Ham for Easter Dinner.

Cook’s Tools:

  • Slow cooker
  • Roasting pan or baking sheet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden mixing spoon

How much will this Honey Baked Ham recipe cost to make: 

RECIPE COST: $16.86

PER SERVING COST: $1.05

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

  • 8-pound ham pre-cooked bone-in spiral – $15.04
  • ¼ cup honey – $0.33
  • 3 Tablespoons butter – $0.30
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar – $0.35
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon – $0.03
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder – $0.04
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg – $0.30
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika – $0.01
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice – $0.03
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves – $0.43
  • 3 Tablespoons ham juice or water – $0.00

All of the ingredients needed to make Honey Baked Ham for Easter Dinner.

How Long is it Good For?

SERVE: You can keep ham at room temperature for about two hours before it will need to be refrigerated. 

STORE: Keep ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 6-8 days. 

FREEZE: Place the ham in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. 

Leftover Ham Recipes:

A close up picture of Honey Baked Ham Easter Dinner.
4.24 from 25 votes

Honey Baked Ham

Recipe Cost $ 16.86
Serving Cost $ 1.05
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
16 people
This Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham recipe is so succulent, and the ham glaze makes the most incredible crispy-sweet ham edges.

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8-9 pound ham pre-cooked bone-in spiral sliced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon allspice
  • 3 Tablespoons ham juice or water

Instructions

PREP THE HAM:

  • First, place the ham into a large slow cooker.
    Place the ham in the slow cooker.
  • Next, in a small bowl whisk together the honey and melted butter. Rub the mixture all over the ham, making sure to get in-between the slices. Cover with the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140 degrees F. 
    Whisk together the honey and melted butter.
  • 20 minutes before the 4 hours is up, move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the broiler to high. Then, line a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl whisk together the sugar, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, cloves, and allspice.
    Miz up the sugar and spice rub.

BROIL THE HAM:

  • Next, transfer the ham to the prepared baking pan, and rub half of the sugar mixture over the top of the ham.
    Rub the ham with the sugar and spice mixture.
  • Watch the ham closely while you broil it for 5-10 minutes, or until bubbly and caramelized, and then remove the ham from the oven. Keep the broiler on.
    Place the cooked ham on a foil lined baking sheet.

MAKE THE HAM GLAZE:

  • In a small saucepan add the rest of the sugar mixture and 3 tablespoons of ham juices from the slow cooker. If there are not enough of the ham juices, then you can use 3 tablespoons of water. Set the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Take the sugar mixture off of the heat after it boils for 1 minute.
    Making the best honey baked ham glaze recipe

BROIL THE HAM AGAIN:

  • Use a pastry brush to brush the glaze all over the ham.
    Brush the ham with the ham glaze.
  • Watch the ham carefully while it is under the broiler for 1-4 minutes. Then, remove the ham from the oven and let it rest under loose foil for 15 minutes.
    Broil the ham until the ham glaze begins to bubble.
  • Finally, slice the ham and serve!
    Sliced honey baked ham slices.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 2639mg | Potassium: 640mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 52.9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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17 Comments

  1. Karen D Call says:

    Can’t wait to cook this Honey Baked ham for Easter this year. Sounds delicious, much less expensive and easy.

    1. Hi Karen, so glad this recipe will come in handy! Enjoy and have a blessed Easter! 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to try this out this year instead of baking it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Honey baked ham is the BEST. This is definitely one of the better recipes I’ve tried! Going to make it again for Easter this year.

  4. I love ham! Looks so delicious and perfect as a sandwich upgrade ♥

  5. Neli Howard says:

    Oh my goodness, this is making my mouth water – looks perfect! I have a few ham-loving friends who would go crazy for this!

  6. Jacqueline Debono says:

    That ham looks beautiful! We normally have lamb for Easter but I’m now so tempted to do a ham instead!

  7. So glad I found your recipe in time for Easter!

  8. Lucy Parissi says:

    Honey baked ham is a great idea for an Easter feast. Your method of cooking in a slow cooker is ideal for ham, makes it deliciously moist and tender.

  9. I love this recipe! The BEST honey baked ham!

  10. This ham was absolutely delicious, a great recipe for Easter!

  11. Honey baked ham is SO good. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. You can’t beat a baked ham for feeding a crowd. The glaze on this looks amazing too.

  13. Can’t go wrong with this easy honey baked ham recipe! It’s perfect for every holiday. We love it!

  14. Love this! So good and so much cheaper than buying it from Honey Baked!

  15. This looks so delicious and yummy! My family is going to love this recipe! So excited to give this a try!