Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham Recipe

Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham Recipe – ultra juicy, sweet and delicious ham with pineapple brown sugar glaze, cooked in the Instant Pot under 30 minutes.


This Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham is the easiest way to cook the ham for your holiday dinner. It’s juicy, delicious and the pineapple brown sugar glaze is irresistible! No more dry ham that cooks in the oven for hours.

The Instant Pot pressure cooker can not only cook a turkey but also a ham, saving the oven space and lots of time for you! Cooking the ham in an oven takes about 1.5 hours, while the IP takes about 38 minutes, including the appliance coming to pressure and the natural pressure release.

Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham recipe
Ultra juicy, sweet and delicious ham with pineapple brown sugar glaze, cooked in the Instant Pot under 30 minutes.



Ingredients

  • 6 lb ham see note
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Mix brown sugar, pineapple tidbits with juice and ground cloves in a medium bowl.
  2. Add water to Instant Pot insert, place trivet inside. Set the ham, cut side down, on the trivet. Pour pineapple brown sugar mixture over ham.
  3. Close lid, press “manual” or “pressure cook” setting and set the timer to 15 minutes. The IP will take about 13 minutes to come to pressure.
  4. Once done, let the Instant Pot release the pressure naturally. It will take about 10 minutes (it was 9.5 minutes for me). Carefully open the lid and remove ham onto a cutting board. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Make the pineapple brown sugar mixture: whisk cornstarch and water in small bowl. Press "saute" setting on your Instant Pot, bring it to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and cook for about 2 minutes, or until it thickens. Cornstarch makes the glaze clear. If you will use flour, it will be cloudy.
  6. Slice ham and serve with glaze.

Recipe Notes

  • I used 6.4 lbs semi-boneless ham. It was not precut. The semi-boneless ham has the leg bone but the shank bone is removed which makes carving easier. You can use spiral-cut bone-in ham. Just make sure to trim it to fit in your Instant Pot.
  • You can broil the ham for 3 to 4 minutes if desired. Place ham on a baking sheet, pour 3 to 5 tablespoons of the pineapple brown sugar glaze over and place under broiler. Watch it closely so it won't burn.
  • Count about 1/2 lb to 3/4 lb of ham serving per person.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 983Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 4047mg169%
Potassium 1101mg31%
Total Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugars 37g
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A0.7%
Vitamin C8.5%
Calcium5.9%
Iron18.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Adapted : Instant Pot Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham Recipe @ crunchycreamysweet