Glazed Slow Cooked Christmas Ham – Maple & Mustard


December 6, 2014

Glazed Slow Cooked Christmas Ham – Maple & Mustard 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 10 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins


1 whole or half leg of ham (see notes in method)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup apple juice

2 tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

whole Cloves


1Place ham in slow cooker bowl

2If using a leg ham prepare it by removing the skin, leaving the fat layer on. Lightly score the top of the ham to form a cross hatch pattern.

3*note* You can use other cuts of ham - like this one pictured - that doesn't have the fat layer so just score the surface of it still to allow the baste flavours to seep in during cooking


5In a saucepan combine syrup, sugar, juice and mustard's (whisk to combine). Stir constantly over heat until sugar dissolves then set aside.


7Stud the ham with cloves, one in each diamond if you like for presentation purposes.


9Liberally brush ham with glaze and cook on low for 5hrs (it's really only heating the ham and infusing the flavours to this time can be adjusted if need be)

10Continue to brush with further glaze throughout the cooking process - every half hour if possible - for maximum flavour


12(I personally remove the cloves before carving)


14Serve with additional creamy mustard if desired 🙂

Submitted by Paulene Christie


2 Reviews

Hi Tracey

I would cook as per the packet to make sure it’s cooked I think?
You could always then glaze 🙂


January 10, 2017

Hi, would you use this recipe with a deboned gammon? The packaging calls for cooking by boiling for 2 hours in stock…. I want to try slow cooking it but not sure if this recipe will cook it properly?

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