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Sweet and Savory Ham Gravy

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love spending nearly a whole day cooking for all the important people in my life. I want to fill their bellies with dishes they think about all year long. One of those dishes is a slow cooked ham with a sweet and savory ham gravy.

When making a ham the popular choice is to glaze it, but I love a thick gravy that pairs well with mashed potatoes or cornbread. There are so many options you can use the gravy with.

Slow Cooked Ham Ingredients

  • 4-6 pound of ham

  • 2 tbsp of mustard (recommend Dijon)

  • 1/2 cup of honey (maple syrup also works)

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

  • 1 tsp of minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup of water


  1. Add mustard, honey, brown sugar, garlic and water to a crock pot or slower cooker and mix together.

  2. Add ham to the slow cooker and coat with the sauce.

  3. Cook on low for 2-3 hours.

  4. Coat ham throughout the cooking process.

Ham Gravy Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of butter

  • 1/4 cup of flour

  • 2 cups of ham drippings


  1. Leave drippings in the slower cooker to stay warm.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over high heat.

  3. Whisk in flour when the butter is completed melted. Using a wooden spoon stir in a figure 8 for about 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Slowly whisk ham drippings into the skillet. Cook on high heat until desired thickness.

This tasty gravy is so simple to make and always a crowd pleaser. Served with a side of cornbread and your guests will beg for seconds. Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think.

With love from Peak Valley

Dawn Colson

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