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Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

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Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham

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  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham (about 5 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon (Kentucky)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dijon (style mustard)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
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    1. Place the ham in a large slow cooker. Whisk the cider with the brown sugar, bourbon, honey and mustard. Slowly pour over the ham. Scatter the thyme sprigs into the slow cooker.
    2. Cook, on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours, or until very tender. Remove ham to rest on a cutting board. Pass the remaining cooking liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Cut the ham into chunks or slices. Brush the cut pieces with the cooking liquid before arranging on a platter. Serve warm or room temperature.
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    TH 2 years ago
    Pretty good, a little dry but one if the better ham recipes I've cooked.
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    Carey Ann 2 years ago
    This is pretty good. Easy & quick to throw in the slow cooker. After reading several reviews mentioning it was too dry, I cooked on low for 6.5 hours instead of 8, & it was cooked perfectly (& I had a big 8 lb ham). The sauce/gravy is very nice too.
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    Ehrlich 2 years ago
    Second time making it! Beautiful done yum!
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    Gary Walker 3 years ago
    Beautiful rich sauce and simple to prepare.
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    Tammy 3 years ago
    I used a smaller ham (3 lbs). It was super easy to make and everyone loved it (even my daughter who says she hates ham!)
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    Melanie Myers 3 years ago
    turned out great - we used fireball whiskey and it was delicious!
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    Travis Bernard 3 years ago
    Great. there was none left
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    Lilian Merrill 3 years ago
    really delicious and easy. ham is my favorite dinner meat. the bourbon (i used jim bean) works perfectly with it
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    Alex 3 years ago
    This recipe sounds wonderful. I can't drink alcohol however. Can someone recommend a substitute?
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    Kluck 3 years ago
    Any Jim Bean burbon I've used has gone perfectly with this. As well as Four Roses. I didnt have a slow cooker big enough fit the ham I got. And I didnt have a roaster. So I used a oven roster pan and set the oven at 360°, covered the dish in tinfoil and cooked for 4 hours roughly. The hour before it finished I collected the mixture/juice and poured it over the ham and finished cooking it. Turned out very good.
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    Kathy B. 4 years ago
    it was wonderful and flavorful
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    Panda 4 years ago
    So tender and tasty! Very easy to make and customize.
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    Edwin Lyons 4 years ago
    A total hit with the whole family.
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    jane 4 years ago
    not bad, the sauce was pretty good I'd give it 4 stars but i cooked it on low for 8hrs like the recipe said and i feel that dried it ot a bit too much. I will try it again but cook it less time
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    Hello 4 years ago
    This is a great recipe. However, the mistake that I made was buying a ham that was already cut. It wasn’t obvious on the label or even when removed from the package. The result was a largely overlooked ham that tasted great but mostly dry. The “spiral” cut hams should not be used in this recipe.
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    Durham 4 years ago
    This ham was a hit. This is my new go to recipe for the holidays!
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    rob e. 4 years ago
    Good flavor, moist and juicy. Everyone enjoyed it.