-Last night I put dinner’s half ham in the slow cooker/crock pot on a very warm day instead of the oven to keep the house cool and actually made a tastier ham with an almost velvety texture!
5-8 lb. Bone-in Half Ham (I bought Publix Brand)
1/4 cup Demerara sugar
4 TBPS Maille Coarse Ground Mustard
(Maille is the best, please don’t substitute)
1/4 cup Honey
(any honey will do but Eucalyptus or Palm honey will give you a buttery honey flavor)
Blend together the sugar, Maille mustard and honey to make a loose paste.
Totally cover the half ham’s rind
Place ham, flat side down in a slow cooker on high for a half hour. Then stand up (as if it were in a roasting pan) and put slow cooker on low heat. Continue to cook on low for about 2-3 hours, Occasionally flipping to different sides and basting with ham drippings. Ham should register 160F degrees on a meat thermometer). All the while basting occasionally with the pan drippings.
Allow the ham to “rest” for 15 minutes before slicing.