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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: 21 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 160kcal
Author: David Wayne
Cost: $26


  • Pressure Cooker 8 quart


  • ~11 lbs Spiral cut smoked ham
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil


  • 1 6 oz Dole Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Juice and Zest from one orange
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke Hickory or Applewood

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 6 Tbsp Water or Cooking Fluid
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Granulated Garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin


  • Mix all rub ingredients together in a bowl
  • Rub olive oil around the inside of the instant pot using a folded paper towel
  • Press Sauté on the Instant Pot
  • Add all gravy ingredients starting with the pineapple juice to the instant pot
  • Stir all ingredients until mixed well and cancel Sauté
  • Rub the ham on the outside with the rub mixture and then get some rub in between each slice of ham
  • Place the ham inside the instant pot (8 quart)
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on, 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)
  • Release the pressure as soon as the cook time is finished
  • Carefully move the ham to a large plate using a wood spatula and long kitchen tongs
  • 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 Sauté 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 sauté
  • 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 gravy over the top of the ham slices
  • We had corn souffle and cranberry cherry sauce with our ham
  • Enjoy your ham dinner!



Calories: 160kcal