Shipshewana Flea Market Recipe Box: Slow-Cooker Holiday Ham

Post Date: Apr 07, 2023

Learn the Cutco Slow Cooker Holiday Ham recipe that flea market veteran Janet Wiggins has to share with you from her Shipshewana Flea Market booth!

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Easter is a fantastic time to spend with family. This season, enjoy family and a delicious ham recipe that is sure to knock their socks off.

Long-time Shipshewana Flea Market vendor, Janet, features Cutco Cutlery at Shipshewana Flea Market in Space #704 and she shares with us one of her favorite recipes from the Cutco family.

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1 fully-cooked ham, approx. 7 - 8 pounds
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Remove ham from packaging, discarding any flavoring packet.
  2. Pour pineapple juice in bottom of a large, oval slow cooker. TIP: use a slow-cooker liner for easy clean-up.
  3. Mix brown sugar, Dijon mustard, vinegar and honey in a medium bowl. Spread the mixture all over ham and place, flat side down, in slow cooker.
  4. Cover with lid and set temperature to low. Cook ham 4 to 6 hours or until meat is tender and internal temperature reaches 140°F. Ham can be flipped and basted halfway through cooking time and again about an hour before ham is done.
  5. When done, remove ham to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Skim fat and drain juices from the slow cooker into a large sauce pan and place on stove over medium heat.
  6. Stir cornstarch into water to make a slurry. Slowly pour slurry into pot of ham juices. Allow mixture to bubble and thicken, stirring occasionally. If you want a thicker sauce, mix more cornstarch and water and slowly stir into sauce.
  7. Serve warm, with sauce on the side or drizzled on top. *Any type of fully cooked ham can be used. Bone-in, boneless, whole or spiral cut, cured, uncured, smoked or not. You can also use a smaller ham. Simply adjust the cooking time. For example, a 3-pound ham will probably be done in 2 to 3 hours. Don’t overcook or the ham will dry out. You may also want to halve the other ingredients if the ham is 4 pounds or less.

Janet says, "Cutco knives are perfect for slicing your bone-in ham". Visit her at Shipshewana Flea Market each Tuesday and Wednesday, from May through September.

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