This honey mustard ham recipe is an absolute must for me. First of all, quick and easy to prepare, it’s the slow cooker that does most of the work. Secondly, the result is pure delight; the meat is tender and the sauce divine. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll be most delighted.
As tradition dictates, our honey mustard ham is perfectly suited for an Easter meal. Of course, it’s also wonderful for any other meal with friends or family. What I do strongly recommend, however, is to get the meat from a local producer, where the animal has lived happily, without hormones or antibiotics. That, at least for me, is very important!
4 French shallots
1 red onion
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. Meaux mustard
1/4 tsp. ground clove
1 cup of raw honey
1 pinch ground coriander
1/4 cup of water
Make spiral cuts* to the ham and place it in the slow cooker. Then add the shallots and onion previously cut into thin slices.
In a small pot, heat the remaining ingredients over very low heat, and stir regularly. When the sauce is liquid, thick, and homogeneous, pour over the ham.
Cook at low temperature for 6 to 7 hours. It is also advisable to douse the ham with the cooking sauce a few times during cooking to prevent drying of the upper part.
And voilà! That’s it; your honey mustard ham is ready to be served!
* The spiral cut consists of slicing the ham without going through completely. Thus, the poured sauce will be travel between the slices and enhance the taste throughout.