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Easy Citrus Ham

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Krink1
    Jul 19, 2019

    What is crystallized ginger and where do find it?

  • JMartinelli13
    Apr 10, 2017

    I used a bone in spiral ham and was very happy with the result. The crystallized ginger really makes it special. First time doing ham in a slow cooker, and I'll definitely do it again!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Nov 11, 2015

    We had this delicious ham last night but I did make a few changes. Instead of cooking a huge ham in the crock pot for the two of us, I used a ham steak I had and cooked it on the stove with the same ingredients. I started it about an hour before eating so the ham steak could simmer in the sauce. I substituted Splenda brown sugar but did not change any other ingredients. It was delicious. We will definitely be having this recipe again. I recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.