Moist, tender Honey Glazed Ham is easy to make in the Instant Pot. Warming spices make this a delicious recipe for Easter, Christmas or any time of the year. Using a spiral cut ham (boneless or bone-in) serves up quickly.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Servings 8will differ based on size and type of ham used
Place the trivet into the Instant Pot. Place the ham on it to ensure it will fit and that the lid can close securely. If needed the ham can be trimmed to fit.
Remove the ham. Let the ham sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
Prepare the Glaze
To prepare the glaze, mix the melted butter, honey, brown sugar, white sugar, mustard, pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a small bowl.
Heating the Ham
Place the trivet is in the Instant Pot if it has been removed. Pour in 1 cups cold water for a 6-quart Instant Pot and 2 cups cold water for an 8-quart Instant Pot.
Cut a large piece of heavy foil and place the ham in the middle. Form a large bowl with the foil around the ham. Fold the sides together well to help keep the glaze inside.
Separate the ham slices and brush glaze in between each slice and all around the outside.
Place the foil with ham in the Instant Pot. Pour the pineapple juice over the ham.
Place a second piece of foil over the foil “bowl” surrounding the ham. Crimp the foil together to seal the ham.
Place the lid on the pot and set the seal.
Select High Pressure, cook the ham according to pounds. Formula: 2 minutes per pound plus 15 minutes.Refer to chart in the NOTES section below.
When the cooking cycle is complete NATURAL RELEASE for 15 minutes followed by a QUICK RELEASE for any remaining pressure. Check the temperature of the ham. It should be 135°-150° to be warmed through. If not, return to the instant pot and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
Carefully remove the top piece of foil allowing any steam to escape. Serve from the Instant Pot or remove the ham to serve.
Nutritional information will differ based on type and size of ham used.Note about glazing the hamThis can be done with the ham in the Instant Pot or before inserting it.If there is not much room between the ham and the Instant Pot glazing the ham before placing it in the pressure cooker is easier.Cooking Times notesThe time in the recipe Cooking Time is based on a 5 pound ham as an example.Use the chart below to calculate the needed time for the ham size you use.The total time does not include the time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. This will vary depending on the size Instant Pot and size of the hame.
Ham Weight (pounds)
Total Cooking Time
*does not include the time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.