To be fair, this ham can be made any time of the year, but I think it fits the holidays perfectly with the red, tart lingonberry jam and the scent of allspice and cloves. The best part is that the ham itself cooks up nice and tender in the slow cooker, all by itself, freeing you up to do other things with that much coveted resource—time!
A jar of lingonberries, some honey, and a little bit of warming spice are mixed to make a beautiful and festive glaze. One thing that you might notice missing is whole cloves. While I adore clove-scented ham as much as the next person, I don't adore having to pluck picking them (and usually missing a few) of the cooked ham.
I solve that issue by using ground cloves. Same warm, woody, peppery undertones without the possibility of biting into a hard little stick.
If you're looking for side dishes to serve alongside this Christmas (or anytime) Ham, try these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, these Creamed Pearl Onions, and this Red Cabbage and Golden Raisin Salad.