INSTANT POT HAM WITH BROWN SUGAR GLAZE

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This Instant Pot ham is a spiral ham coated in a 3 ingredient glaze, then pressure cooked to tender perfection. A quick and easy way to prepare ham that always gets rave reviews!

The Instant Pot makes life so much easier in the kitchen. You can prepare almost anything in a fraction of the time as the oven or stove! This Instant Pot ham produces tender and juicy results every time with a minimal amount of effort.

HOW DO YOU MAKE INSTANT POT HAM?
Start by pouring pineapple juice into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Coat the ham with brown sugar and maple syrup, then place it on a trivet and seal the pot. Cook the ham, then let the pressure release naturally. Carefully remove the ham from the pot. Turn the pressure cooker to saute mode, then simmer the glaze that’s left in the pot with a little corn starch until it’s thickened. Pour the glaze over the ham. Serve as-is, or place the ham under the broiler for a few minutes if you prefer a caramelized topping.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 lb spiral cut ham
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup do not use artificially flavored pancake syrup
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • cooking spray
  • fresh herbs for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Coat a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot with cooking spray. Make sure your ham fits in the pot, if not you can trim it a bit to fit.
  2. Pour the pineapple juice into the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place an Instant Pot trivet in the pot if you have one. Place the ham cut side down on the trivet, or in the bottom of the pot.
  4. Rub the brown sugar all over the ham, then pour the maple syrup over the top.
  5. Seal the pot, then select Manual High Pressure. Cook for 12 minutes.
  6. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the valve to manually release pressure.
  7. Remove the ham from the pot and cover to keep warm.
  8. Turn the pot to Saute, then bring the glaze mixture in the bottom to a simmer.
  9. Place the corn starch in a small bowl and whisk with 3 tablespoons of water until smooth.
  10. Pour the corn starch mixture into the pot. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until glaze has thickened.
  11. Pour the glaze over the ham.
  12. Optional step: If you want, you can broil the ham in the oven at this point on a sheet pan for 3-4 minutes or until glaze has caramelized.
  13. Transfer the ham to a platter. Decorate the serving platter with fresh herbs if desired, then serve.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 489mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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