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Instant Pot Ham

Easy No-Fuss way to cook Instant Pot Ham with Golden Pineapple Honey Glaze. Make the most tender and moist ham in Instant Pot. Smoky-savory ham brushed with a well-balanced sweet-tangy glaze. Make this crowd-pleasing pressure cooker ham a favorite family tradition or Sunday dinner!
Servings 8 - 12
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 (3921g or 8.6lb) 7” thick bone-in uncut ham
  • 398 ml (14oz) canned pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup (63g) honey
  • ¼ cup (50g) brown sugar


  • tablespoons (22.5g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) cold water


  • Pressure Cook Ham: Add 1 (14oz or 398ml) can of pineapples and 2 tbsp (30ml) dijon mustard in Instant Pot. Give it a quick mix. Layer a steamer rack then place ham on top. Drizzle ¼ cup (63g) honey all over the top of the ham.
    Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
    Pressure Cooking Method:
    8 - 9 lbs Bone-in Uncut Ham: High Pressure for 20 minutes, then Natural Release for 30 minutes
    6 - 7 lbs Bone-in Uncut Ham: High Pressure for 15 minutes, then Natural Release for 30 minutes
    Spiral Ham (Cut Ham): High Pressure for 3 minutes, then Natural Release for 20 minutes will be warm enough
    Check ham's internal temperature at its’ thickest part with a food thermometer.
    Temperature Tips: 95°F (35°C) - 110°F (43°C) is hot enough to serve the ham, especially with the hot honey sauce. If the ham is at 80°F (27°C), put the lid back on and pressure cook the ham at High Pressure for another 5 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes.
  • Make Pineapple Honey Sauce: Rest ham on a large chopping board or serving bowl. The ham's internal temperature will continue to rise.
    Bring the sauce back to a simmer by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button. Taste and gradually add in brown sugar to desired sweetness. 
    Sweetness Tips: You'll want the sauce to be quite sweet to balance the salty smoky ham flavor. For reference, we added roughly ¼ cup (50g) brown sugar. 
    Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch with 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water in a small mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the honey pineapple sauce until desired thickness.
  • Serve Ham with Pineapple Honey Sauce: Cut the juicy ham with a sharp knife and a fork. Serve it with the Honey Pineapple Ham Sauce. Enjoy & happy holidays!~


Instant Pot Size: We developed this recipe with an 8 quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (roughly 8″ in diameter). As long as your ham fits, you can use either 6qt or 8qt Instant Pot. You can also make this ham in Ninja Foodi pressure cooker.
Glaze: If you want to omit the glaze, you can use 1 cup of cold water and increase the pressure cooking time by 3 minutes.
Brown and Crisp the Skin (Optional Step): After making the honey sauce in Step 2, brush the sauce on the ham, then place the ham under the broiler. It'll only take a few minutes. Be careful not to dry it out.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 371kcal


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg