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An Instant Pot ham served on a platter with herbs and fruit.

Instant Pot Ham

This Instant Pot ham is a spiral ham coated in a 3 ingredient glaze, then pressure cooked to tender perfection. A quick and easy way to prepare ham that always gets rave reviews!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 398kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 lb spiral cut ham
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup do not use artificially flavored pancake syrup
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • cooking spray
  • fresh herbs for garnish


  • Coat a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot with cooking spray. Make sure your ham fits in the pot, if not you can trim it a bit to fit.
  • Pour the pineapple juice into the bottom of the pot.
  • Place an Instant Pot trivet in the pot if you have one. Place the ham cut side down on the trivet, or in the bottom of the pot.
  • Rub the brown sugar all over the ham, then pour the maple syrup over the top.
  • Seal the pot, then select Manual High Pressure. Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the valve to manually release pressure.
  • Remove the ham from the pot and cover to keep warm.
  • Turn the pot to Saute, then bring the glaze mixture in the bottom to a simmer.
  • Place the corn starch in a small bowl and whisk with 3 tablespoons of water until smooth.
  • Pour the corn starch mixture into the pot. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until glaze has thickened.
  • Pour the glaze over the ham.
  • Optional step: If you want, you can broil the ham in the oven at this point on a sheet pan for 3-4 minutes or until glaze has caramelized.
  • Transfer the ham to a platter. Decorate the serving platter with fresh herbs if desired, then serve.



Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 489mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.3mg