Slow-Cooker Cherry-Port Glazed Ham and Crispy Bacon-Roast Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Cherry-Port Glazed Ham and Crispy Bacon-Roast Potatoes

Using a slow-cooker for this gorgeous glazed ham frees up your oven for some crispy, bacon-y potatoes to serve alongside.




20 Mins

Cook Time

160 Mins



1 cup port or marsala wine

¼ cup honey

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 shallot, minced

½ tsp ground cloves

2 cups jarred or thawed frozen pitted tart cherries, drained

½ cup dried cherries

1 700 g Schneiders® Original Applewood Smoked Ham

1 tbsp cornstarch

6 Yukon Gold potatoes (2 lb), peeled and halved

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp each salt and pepper

4 slices Schneiders® Butcher Cut Double Smoked Bacon

1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary


In slow cooker, combine port, ¼ cup water, honey, butter, shallot, cloves, tart cherries and dried cherries; add ham spooning liquid over top. Cover with lid.

Cook ham on low heat for 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 140°F when tested. Remove from slow cooker and tent with foil to keep warm. Stir together cornstarch and 2 tbsp water. Stir into cooking liquid. Cover, turn up slow cooker to high and cook, stirring once or twice, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Bring a large pot of boiling salted water to boil. Cook potatoes, just until fork tender, but still slightly firm, about 15 minutes; drain.

In bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Scrape onto parchment paper-lined large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle bacon and rosemary over potatoes, stirring well. Roast until potatoes are golden and bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve potatoes with ham, sliced and topped with cherry glaze.

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