Slow cooker Ham

hey, lovelies,

Are we nearly there yet? Its Christmas¬†eve and surprisingly¬†quiet here, Dad has taken Lils off to do some Christmas cards (as organized as always) ūüėČ

So no better time to help with any questions from the Home cooks Ireland, group, (My all-time favourite fb group) And can I just say while I have you here, the girlies Emma, Jessica, Ciara and Ameilla are just incredible over there.

It’s you¬†guys that are making the group what it is! A¬†wealth of knowledge and passion for food and home cooking while rocking that positive vibe x¬† such a welcoming and friendly group x

I’ve had a few queries about slow cooker ham, so I thought I,d do a quick post on it to answer any questions you have.IMG_0729

From cooking times to what flavours to add its all in this one.

Enjoy x

cooking times

For a small 1 kg ham perfectly moist to carve.  Set to low and cook for 6 hours.

for Pulled pork cook for 8 hours

For a 2 to a 2.5 kg ham set to medium and cook for 6 hours to carve (it will be so moist)

for pulled pork cook for 8 hours..

(All slow cookers differ so double check¬†you’re manual) but this is a perfect guide


liquid/ no liquid

Coke… if cooking in coke just make sure you have enough to completely¬†cover the joint and use regular¬†coke.

if your not a fan of using coke you can cover in stock or juice

or just cook it as it is with no liquid.. (I do this)

 What to add? 

You can throw a few things into the slow cooker like cloves,¬†star anise and sliced oranges to add a bit¬†of Christmas¬†but if you’re doing a glaze there is really no need for this

To rub or not to rub 

if dry cooking your ham you can rub it with : (in a bowl mix)

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and a tablespoon of honey you can add a few loose cloves too

The glaze IMG_0794

after slow cooking cut the top rind off and score diamonds into the white layer of fat

Traditional Glaze…¬†pierce with cloves and in a bowl mix¬†2 tablespoons of dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon of honey and a pinch of allspice, season with salt and pepper.

Spread over the ham and oven bake for 20 minutes at 180c

For Something different: this is my favorite glaze,  In a bowl add  2 tablespoons of soy and 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of ketchup

spread over the ham and cook in the oven like above for 20 mins at 180

and that’s it….

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Merry Christmas x

Jolene and Lils (the artist formerly known as Yum)

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