Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar

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 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 we did.

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Add trivet to pot, along with apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf.

 

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Place ham on top of trivet and cover with half of the included glaze packet. If there is no packet, you can skip this step.

 

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Transfer ham to a cutting board and cover evenly with brown sugar.

 

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Move ham back to pot, lock lid, and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.

 

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.

 

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

Pour remaining contents of glaze packet over ham. And/or baste ham with juices at the bottom of the pot.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar | The Foodie Eats

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Instant Pot Ham with Apple Cider and Brown Sugar

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And our dinner table will be featuring this Instant Pot ham. Probably on Thanksgiving too - lol!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 223kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. boneless spiral-cut ham with glaze packet
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Add trivet to pot, along with apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf. Place ham on top of trivet and cover with half of the included glaze packet. If there is no packet, you can skip this step.
  • Transfer ham to a cutting board and cover evenly with brown sugar. Move ham back to pot, lock lid, and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally. 
  • Pour remaining contents of glaze packet over ham. And/or baste ham with juices at the bottom of the pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 243mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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13 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

    5 stars
    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!

  • Reply
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    October 24, 2018 at 8:05 pm

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  • Reply
    Katie Scott
    November 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Would you need to double or increase the amount the other ingredients for a larger ham? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Gary
      November 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      No, I don’t think so. There should be plenty.

  • Reply
    Mark
    December 19, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I missed something somewhere. How long do you cook the ham when you put it on the trivit the first time before you transfer to the cutting board?

    • Reply
      Gary
      December 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      You don’t cook it at all during that step. Placing it in the pot helps retain any glaze that drips off so you don’t lose any of that flavor.

  • Reply
    Betty
    December 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t want to use brown sugar on the ham. Can I use a stock for the cider? And just use the glaze?

    • Reply
      Gary
      December 26, 2018 at 8:29 am

      You can replace the liquid with whatever you want, but I can’t say what the flavor will be when it’s finished as we have not tested this.

  • Reply
    bookluvr4u
    October 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    5 stars
    This is amazing! I did this with a 9 lb. Ham. Added a little extra juice and Worcestershire sauce and one extra bay leaf in my 8qt IP and 7 mins instead of 5. Soooooo much better than the oven! Hot all the way through and super tender! Family devoured it! This is a keeper! Thank you!

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