Instant Pot Honey-Glazed Ham


This recipe is for a bone-in, spiral-cut, pre-cooked ham. When you buy a spiral ham at the grocery store, it's almost always already fully cooked which means most of the time you just need to heat it through. The ham's packaging comes with suggestions about how long to cook or heat the ham and those suggestions always recommend using an oven. I'm here to tell you that I don't think I'll ever use an oven to warm a bone-in, spiral ham ever again after using an Instant Pot!

Honey-Glazed Ham
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 ham


  • ¼ cup water

  • 6 ½ pounds bone-in, spiral-cut ham


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (Optional)

  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground cloves (Optional)


  1. Pour water into the steel basin of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Place the ham, sliced side-down, into the pot.

  2. Mix brown sugar, honey, mustard, Worcestershire, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves together in a bowl. Pour glaze on top of the ham. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Drain liquid from the pot into a bowl and set aside. Allow ham to rest for at least 10 minutes; remove to a platter.

  6. Select Saute function and add the liquid back into the pot. Cook until reduced to your liking, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour sweet sauce on top of ham slices when serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar if you like.

A 6 1/2 pound ham should fit in a 6-quart pot, but if yours is slightly larger then you may need to cut the ham to make it fit. Place both pieces into the pot at the same time, if possible.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
23g Fat
15g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1597mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 43mg 215%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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