Farmhouse Ham with a Honey, Fennel, and Mustard Glaze (in a Crockpot)

April 4, 2014

Test Kitchen-Approved

Serves: 8


  • One 6-pound fully cooked country ham (read the label closely)
  • 6 cups unsalted vegetable broth, or water
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dusseldorf or Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
In This Recipe


  1. To make the glaze, combine the fennel, thyme, black pepper, butter, mustard, and honey in a small sauce pan. Bring it to a boil then turn down the heat to simmer and let the glaze thicken for 10 minutes or so.
  2. Nestle the ham into a 6 1/2-quart crockpot. Add the vegetable broth. Set the heat to low, and set the timer for 4 hours.
  3. At about 3 1/2 hours, check the internal temperature of the ham. It should read around 135? F. Once it does, heat the oven to 375? F.
  4. Remove the ham and place it cut side-down onto a foil-lined sheet tray. Coat it with the glaze. Bake the ham in the oven for 30 minutes, making sure to coat it with a fresh coat of glaze every 10 minutes. When you are happy with the glaze, remove the ham from the oven. Slice and serve.

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Jara May 11, 2014
Made this today for a Mother's Day brunch. Making the ham in the crockpot keeps it super moist, while glazing and finishing in the oven creates a nice crust. Love the combination of fennel with the glaze.