Boneless Honey Glazed Ham in the Instant Pot
I have had an obsession with pressure cookers since I can’t remember when.
In fact, I believe the very thought of how possibly dangerous they can be, is what first intrigued me to investigate them.
I have used stove pressure cookers, electric pressure cookers and then the pressure cooker delivered from the cooking angels above…. The Instant Pot. Honestly, I have never found an appliance to be as useful, easy and safe to use as this electric pressure cooker.
Traditional electric pressure cookers and stove-top pressure cookers a thing of the past!
Pressure cooking really brings out the best in all foods cooked within the appliance.
In this post, you will find one of my Instant Pot Ham Recipes. This is a small boneless ham that is SLICED before preparing.
If you want the larger ham, with a bone-in you can see this recipe for an Instant Pot Ham with Bone In. which includes a step-by-step video for you!
Ham may be a seasonal item in your home due to the labor involved.
However, I have created the Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham that has so few ingredients you won’t believe it and the ham is prepared to perfection.
Are you ready for the Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham ever so you can lavishly live food out loud?
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Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham
Remember my recipes are never hard to prepare because I believe that the lavish side of food preparation is all about getting it done right, just not spending tons of time in preparation.
I like to spend time with my family and guests and this recipe will have you doing the minimum amount of work while preparing food that is amazing.
What I am going to advise to test the size of a ham before YOU ever unpackage it.
I have done up to 7 Pounds. If they are really round and perfect, (some times I take my liner with me from the Instant Pot to make sure, I will buy up to 8 pounds if it fits.
I make certain the ham never goes above the Max Fill Line!
Honey Glazed Ham In an Instant Pot
So the pros and cons about making a Honey-glazed Ham in AN Instant Pot.
TO be honest, I can’t find anything bad about making ham in an Instant Pot except, the timing.
Every ham is different, some are sliced some are not. You can add extra water to ensure moisture and slice it ahead.
I never STUFF a ham inside the pot, it does not work.
Generally, I use the same size ham every time. How many times have we made this ham is the biggest question?
Consistency matters so before I PUBLISH a recipe at least 15 times, then after that, we’ve made it 100x.
It’s requested and my TAKE WITH recipe no matter where we go. Sometimes I prep it and take the IP along with me.
Cooking it at the final destination is easier than toting a juicy, messy honey-glazed mess right?
If you are going the Bone-In route, read my other recipe for a Honey-Glazed Ham Bone-In.
We’ve done that recipe over and over with FABULOUS results.
The Ham And Making a Honey Glazed Ham In An Instant Pot
Inconsistencies happen. IF your ham is bigger or smaller you need to adjust your time.
I’ve heard a lot of people say their hame was not warm enough. Did you insulate it too much with the foil?
Did you let it cook and how did you release the ham?
You can let the ham cook longer if you like, that will work. Just make sure to have enough water in the base of the Instant Pot.
Why slice the ham ahead? Slice it or buy a spiral-sliced to let the glaze seep in as it heats.
Don’t foil pack the ham. Just glaze it. Then cook it on LOW for 30-35 minutes. – That’s something I have done over and over.
I published this recipe to give you ideas, tips, and tricks. Most use it as a springboard to the next step.
There are no bad hams. Try away.
Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham – Sling Time
Are you ready? No more oven time, just get that Instant Pot and let’s cook!
Create a Foil Sling – See the end of the post for How To Create a Sling.
The SLING Is a must, so make sure you read how and why to make it. I believe it is the thing that makes this recipe easy!
The biggest question I get is, ‘Can I use canned pineapple?’ and the answer is..
That is what I used!
RECIPE ***Original But Read On For A New One
1 Boneless Quarter of Ham – Fully Cooked 6-7 Pounds
A cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 C of Honey
1 Tsp Ground Cloves
4 Tbsp Pineapple Tidbits With Juice (whatever juice you scoop out when you take each TBSP)
HOW TO Create the Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham
Prepare Instant Pot for Ham by placing 1 Cup of Water in the bowl
Place Wire Rack On Top Of Water
Place Sling On Top Of Rack
For The Ham
On A Cutting Board, Slice Ham Evenly
Place evenly sliced ham inside of a foil package that you construct
Place Brown Sugar evenly across the top of the ham.
Drizzle the honey across the brown sugar.
Sprinkle with Clove.
Add the pineapple tidbits.
Close the foil packet.
Place Lid On Instant Pot.
Select 10 Minutes (YOU CAN choose more minutes but I would not go beyond 15)
When the time is done, press cancel and use Quick Release to the steam
Open the Instant Pot.
Bring the ham out of the Instant Pot via the Foil Sling
Place Ham In Dish with a bit of depth
Open Foil Packet.
Transfer ham to a serving tray
Serve warm and store leftovers in the refrigerator
Cook’s Notes for the Best Honey Glazed Ham in an Instant Pot
Slice the ham BEFORE you put it in the foil, it makes for easy serving preparation.
You can increase or decrease the sugar and the honey to make it more YOUR recipe, there is really no right or wrong.
Release the foil as soon as you can in order to let the Glaze set up. Watch you do not get burned when you open the foil.
Electric PRESSURE COOKERS VARY with cooking time, so what took me 9 minutes to achieve may take you up to 11 minutes.
More Instant Pot Inspiration?
I’ve got some cool instant pot recipes that you might want to check out:
– Instant Pot Meat Sauce – this is so easy and so good!
– Why To Use Parmesan Cheese Rinds In Soup – use this tip for making any soup better especially in Instant Pots!
Your Turn –Print recipe here
- 1 Boneless Quarter of Ham - Fully Cooked 6-7 Pounds
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1/2 C of Honey
- 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
- 4 Tbsp Pineapple Tidbits With Juice whatever juice you scoop out when you take each TBSP
- 1 Cup of Water
- Create a Foil Sling - See end of post for How To
- Prepare Instant Pot for Ham by placing 1 Cup of Water in the bowl
- Place Wire Rack On Top Of Water
- Place Sling On Top Of Rack
For The Ham
- On A Cutting Board, Slice Ham Evenly
- Place evenly sliced ham inside of a foil package that you construct
- Place Brown Sugar evenly across the top of the ham
- Drizzle the honey across the brown sugar
- Sprinkle with Clove
- Add the Pineapple tidbits
- Close the foil packet
- Place Lid On Instant Pot
- Press Manual
- Select 10 Minutes
- When the time is done, press cancel and use Quick Release to the steam
- Open the Instant Pot
- Bring the ham out of the Instant Pot via the Foil Sling
- Place Ham In Dish with a bit of depth
- Open Foil Packet
- Transfer Ham to a serving tray
- Serve warm and store leftovers in refrigerator