Easy Citrus Ham

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
I created this recipe many years ago with items I already had on hand. Since then, it has become a family favorite. The ham is succulent with a mild citrus flavor. I was asked to share the recipe with a church social and there were so many raves, I knew the recipe was a winner! —Sheila Christensen, San Marcos, California


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda, divided
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Cut ham in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup soda; rub over ham. Top with orange, lemon and lime slices. Add candied ginger and remaining soda to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally with cooking juices. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked ham: 180 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1185mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.