This recipe for easy slow cooker ham bathes a bone in country ham in apple cider maple syrup and spices and cooks it low and slow for a favorite holiday meal fresh or raw ham fresh hams are sold uncured and uncooked and must be fully cooked before eating.

Decide whether to brine the turkey optional a brine is a bath of flavored salt water that you soak your bird in for 24 hours before smoking it brining your turkey will add extra flavor and help it stay moist during the cooking process here is a basic brine recipe you can try for your turkey bring 2 gallons 7 6 l of water to a boil in a large saucepan.

Frac14 cup brown sugar or honey or maple syrup 5 garlic cloves smashed with the flat side of a chef rsquo s knife 2 tbsp juniper berries lightly crushed optional 5 10 sprigs thyme optional 5 hellip.