Slow Cooker Cider Ham

This cinnamon-scented, mustard-crusted cider ham is the star of Sunday dinner.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword Paleo
Essential Ingredient Ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 847kcal
Author Aimee


  • 1 1/4 cups fresh-pressed apple cider (raw apple juice)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 orange scrubbed
  • 7 pounds best-quality bone-in smoked ham (6-7lbs)
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Pour cider into a 6-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, Dijon, ginger and pepper. Zest the orange into the bowl and mix the marinade ingredients together.
  • Rub marinade all over the ham, using every bit of it, and place the ham in the slow cooker. You may have to trim the ham to make it fit. Just add the trimmings to the slow cooker as well.
  • Peel the orange and coarsely chop the pulp, discarding any seeds. Add the orange around the sides of the ham and tuck the cinnamon stick in also.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • To serve, transfer the ham to a platter. Cover to keep warm. Strain liquid from the slow cooker into a gravy pitcher and serve with the ham.


This ham will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 974mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4.1mg