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5-Ingredient Honey Maple Apple Cider Slow Cooker Ham

Psst. It's best to NOT take the lid off once it's cooking. The more the lid comes off, the more the meat that doesn't go below the surface will dry out. Leave the lid alone will help retain the moisture in the slow cooker and the juiciness of the slow cooker ham.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Author: Gwen


  • 1 3 to 5- pound ham boneless or bone-in, it doesn't matter
  • 1 cup of good quality apple cider
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 40-50 whole cloves totally optional, but adds good flavor and looks festive


  • Very lightly butter or oil the crockpot insert.
  • Poke cloves every 1/2 to 3/4 inches over the top and sides of the ham.
  • Pour the apple cider over the top of the ham, then drizzle with the honey and syrup.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 to 8 hours. Depending on the size of the ham.