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Candied Ham in the Instant Pot

A flavorful ham seasoned with spices inspired by our candied ham recipe
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied ham, dinner recipes, ham, ham in instant pot, ham recipe, ham recipes, honey baked ham, honey baked ham recipe, instant pot ham
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 160kcal
Author: David Wayne
Cost: $26


  • Pressure Cooker 8 quart


  • 1 Spiral cut smoked ham (11 lbs)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Granulated Garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 6 oz Dole Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 Juice and Zest from one orange
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke Hickory or Applewood
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 6 Tbsp Water or Cooking Fluid


  • Mix all rub ingredients together in a bowl
  • Rub instant pot with oil using a paper towel
  • Press Saute
  • Add all gravy ingredients starting with the pineapple juice except cornstarch and water to the instant pot
  • Stir all ingredients until mixed well and cancel Saute
  • Rub the ham on the outside with the rub mixture and then get some rub inside each slice of ham
  • Place the ham inside the instant pot (8 quart)
  • Put on the lid, seal the pressure release valve, and pressure cook for 2 minutes a pound of ham (I used 21 minutes for my 10.5 lbs ham)
  • With zero minutes natural pressure release, release the pressure after the time is up
  • Carefully move the ham to a large plate
  • Ladle 1/4 cup's worth of the cooking juices over the ham and then tent with aluminum foil
  • Let the ham rest for 15 - 20 minutes
  • Press Saute on the instant pot
  • Mix the cornstarch and water or cooking juices to make the slurry and whisk the slurry into the cooking juices
  • Let simmer for ~5 minutes and cancel saute
  • Remove the aluminum foil tent after its resting time is finished and plate some ham by pulling off what you'd like and add plenty of ham gravy to the top
  • We had corn souffle and cranberry cherry sauce with our ham
  • Enjoy your ham dinner!



Calories: 160kcal