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Instant Pot Christmas Ham

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Instant Pot Christmas Ham

There’s something sentimental to me about a spiral cut ham on Christmas day. I don’t actually eat ham too often. So when I do, I want it to be amazing! I had an idea of what flavors I wanted to try for an Instant Pot Christmas Ham. And it’s always a great feeling when you try something and it works perfectly on the first try! That’s what happened here and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Instant Pot Christmas Ham
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Ingredients
  • 4lb. half spiral bone-in ham
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl - whisk together apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.
  2. Place ham in Instant Pot spiral cut side down. Add chicken stock and apple cider mixture. Make sure ham is covered, so add a little more stock if needed.
  3. Set manual time for 1 minute. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release (probably about 20 minutes).
  4. Carefully remove ham to a serving platter. Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Holly
    November 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Does this actually heat the ham well enough in only 1 minute??

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      November 15, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Definitely. The ham is already fully cooked. It will take about 20 minutes for the pressure to come up, then another 20 minutes for the pressure to release. So that’s almost 40 minutes of actual cook time. Works perfectly.

  • Reply
    Erin
    December 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    How many does this serve? And if I got a larger one how much would I need to change the time?

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      December 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      That would really depend on what size ham you end up with. I’m not great at estimating serving sizes. An no, you would not need to change the cook time – regardless of size of ham.

  • Reply
    Becky
    January 30, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I love how this came out! So good and so fast! And I finally had my oven free to finish the side dishes and rolls!

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