How to Cook Ham using a Slow Cooker

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

Learn how to cook ham, Gekochter Schinken, using this slow cooker ham recipe. It's so quick to prepare and is so wonderfully deliciously tender.

Doing it in the slow cooker, the ham is bathed in apple juice, honey, and mustard. This gives it a great flavor and keeps it extremely moist. Absolutely PERFECT!

Make this quickly in the morning and leave it till supper. It'll be ready to serve when you come home after a busy day.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

Here`s how to cook ham in a slow cooker

Above you'll see the company dinner I made with this. To serve alongside, I made Oma's Scalloped Potatoes that go so amazingly with the ham. 

Using the slow cooker, made this so much easier. No last minute hassle and it all keeps nice and warm if dinner is delayed.

How to cook ham ...

Choose your ham depending on the size of your cooker. I usually use one that's about 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms). However, you can use a much smaller one as well - it all depends on how many people you wish to feed.

If the ham is just a bit too big for your cooker, cut off the thick fatty rind to make the ham smaller.

Use the method below for how to cook ham. You can change it up to make it your own. I mix up equal parts of honey and mustard and use a nice medium-mild German mustard for this. You can use a Dijon mustard, a hot German mustard, - whatever your favorite is.

Leftover Ham?

Ham is such a fantastic meat to have. Serve it right out of the crockpot. It's ready. Leftovers are so good to have. Either serve as a sandwich meat or remake it into any number of supper recipes.

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Kohlrabi with Ham is a great casserole dish. Make a German Reistopf. A quick supper would be Fried Potatoes with Ham.

Then, there's the ham bone that's leftover as well. And the broth. Use it for German Potato Soup or a slow cooker Split Pea Soup.


Ready to make this ham?

How to Cook Ham in the Slow Cooker

Learn how to cook ham, gekochter Schinken, using a slow cooker. It's so quick to prepare and is so wonderfully deliciously tender with great flavor and extremely moist. Absolutely PERFECT!

And, that leftover ham bone? Lentil soup, of course!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

+ 6 hours

Total Time

+ 6 hours

Servings:

Makes 8 servings + leftovers

Ingredients:

  • 6 - 8 pounds ham (smoked pork picnic shoulder)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon German mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Trim fat from ham if necessary to fit into slow cooker.
  2. Put ham into slow cooker.
  3. Mix apple juice, mustard, and honey. Pour over ham.
  4. Grind some pepper over top of ham.
  5. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours. See hints below.
  6. Remove ham and serve sliced.

Notes/Hints:

  • My slow cooker's low setting is very low. I need to use a low-medium setting. Follow the instructions that came with your cooker and see the recipes that are also included. Choose a similar setting for a similar recipe.
  • This ham is wonderful served alongside some German-inspired scalloped potatoes.
  • Use the bone and bits of leftover ham for pea soup or lentil soup.

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How to Cook Ham using Slow Cooker Just like Oma


Learn how to cook ham using this slow cooker ham recipe. Quick to prepare and is so deliciously tender and tastes great with scalloped potatoes!


Ingredients: ham, honey, apple juice, mustard, pepper,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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