This spiral cut Instant Pot ham is perfectly sweet and savory!
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.
And this is the AMAZING Result…
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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!Print Pin Rate
- 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
- 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.
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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Does this actually heat the ham well enough in only 1 minute??
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.
How many does this serve? And if I got a larger one how much would I need to change the time?
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.
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!
Would you need to double or increase the amount the other ingredients for a larger ham? Thank you!
No, I don’t think so. There should be plenty.
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?
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.
I don't want to use brown sugar on the ham. Can I use a stock for the cider? And just use the glaze?
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.
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!
Can this be used in a 6 quart?
Yes! We write all our recipes to work with a 6-quart cooker.
Can this be done with a bone-in ham?
In the several times I've cooked ham in the IP, I found that with a bone-in ham, I needed to cut it off the bone in order to reheat it. When i didn't cut it off, the outside dried out and the meat near the bone was not hot enough. Also, I even had difficulty finding a bone-in ham small enough to fit in the pot.