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Money Savings Mondays: Slow Cooker Ham with Cider Gravy

Slow Cooker Ham with Cider Gravy

Serves 8


1 (4 pound) ham – $14.90
2 cups apple cider, unsweetened – $.96
3/4 cups pure maple syrup – $6.90
3 tablespoons cornstarch – $.04

Grand Total – $22.80
Per Serving Cost – $2.85

Prep Day: Freeze ham and cider.

Serve Day: Thaw ham. Place the ham in a crockpot and cover with the cider and syrup. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

Transfer the ham to a plate. I find it easiest to move all the liquid to a large 4-cup measuring cup to more easily add liquid to the gravy a bit at a time.

Whisk the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of the ham cider juice on the stove-top over low heat until smooth. Increase the heat to medium-low. Whisking continuously, add the ham cider juice a little bit at a time, until it is all in the gravy. Keep whisking as the gravy bubbles until it is thickened. Serve with the ham.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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