Instant Pot Maple Glazed Bone-In Ham

Ham covered with maple syrup and melted brown sugar creates a sweet holiday promise of a satisfying feast. When you open the Instant Pot, steam filled aroma of succulent meat infused with natural sweetness will have you and your family standing at the ready. This recipe cuts hours off preparation time and maintains the taste, texture and flavor that comes with slower cooking methods of preparation. Save yourself some time and bring a quality meal to the table that will have your family appreciating the seasonal atmosphere that comes with sweet succulent holiday ham.

Watch the video, follow the instructions as you confidently prepare this traditional holiday main course for the center of your families table. When you slice this wonderful piece of meat the juices will flow from the bone and the cuts of meat to pool beneath this entree as the aromas promise succulent flavor to those that gather for this foodlicious adventure.

More than likely, you’ll have leftovers and can make sandwiches, soups or anything you can think of. Enjoy the feast but bask in the reward of quality leftovers that make for tasty snacks and meals that do not dirty up the dishes as they may be made by those that intend to eat them.

Holiday Ham.

Ingredients

Glazed ingredients: butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and ground cloves.

Add maple, dijon mustard and pineapple juice.

Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Score the (~7 lb) ham in a diamond pattern (cut ¼” deep), over the outer surface excluding the bottom.

Coat the surface of the ham with the maple based glaze.

Fold the aluminum foil to completely cover the ham.

Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes and natural release for 30 mintues.

Reserve the liquid.

Remove the ham (reserve the liquid) and transfer back to the pressure cooker.

Pressure cooker: pour the maple drippings over the ham. Oven: brush and baste the maple drippings all over the ham.

Pressure cooker: place the air fryer lid on top of the cooker and broil for 5 minutes; check-if the ham is not begining to lightly crisp on top, Then broil another 5 minutes, for desired presentation. Oven: broil on high for 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on the ham, don’t want to burn the top).

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Maple Glazed Bone-In Ham

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 7 lb bone-in ham
  • 1 cup water

Maple Glazed

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice 6 oz can
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground clove

Instructions
 

Glazed

  • Place a small pan on the cooktop and turn the heat to medium.
  • Using the heated pan: Completly melt the butter.
  • Add the rest of the glaze ingredients. Stir until everything is well mixed and fully dissolved.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

Prepare the Ham

  • Score the (~7 lb) ham in a diamond pattern (cut ¼" deep), over the outer surface excluding the bottom.
  • Transfer ham to a large sheet of allluminum foil (see video for reference – important to repeat this exactly to prevent dripping).
  • Coat the surface of the ham with the maple based glaze.
  • Fold the aluminum foil to completly cover the ham (use more foil if you did not get enough).

Pressure Cook

  • Place the trivet in the cooker.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Place the wraped ham in the cooker.
  • Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes and natural release for 30 minutes (NR pressure will release after 5 minutes but I recommend leaving the ham in the cooker for another 25 minutes, this will keep it moist and hot). See notes for bone-in ham cook times.
  • Pick up the ham using the trivet and transfer to large plate.
  • Pour the water out of the cooker. Return the trivet to the cooker.
  • Unfold the aluminum foil (be careful not to let the sauce drippings pour out of the foil), remove the ham (reserve the liquid) and transfer back to the pressure cooker (on top of the trivet). Oven: place the ham on a baking sheet.
  • Pressure cooker: pour the maple drippings over the ham. Oven: brush and baste the maple drippings all over the ham.
  • Pressure cooker: place the air fryer lid on top of the cooker and broil for 5 minutes; check-if the ham is not begining to lightly crisp on top, Then broil another 5 minutes, for desired presentation. Oven: broil on high for 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on the ham, don't want to burn the top).
  • Remove the ham from the pressure cooker/oven and baste again with the maple drippings. Cover the ham and let it sit for 10-20 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

    Notes

    Bone-In Ham
    1. 4-5 lbs : 12 minutes on high with a 30 minute natural release
    2. 6-7 lbs : 15 minutes on high with a 30 minute natural release
    3. 8-9 lbs : 20 minutes on high with a 30 minute natural release
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