We don’t make ham very often at our house because a ham takes time to reheat and it’s a big meal. But, when we do, our family LOVES it!
There are several different types of ham that you can buy. We use to buy spiral sliced Honey Baked Hams, but they tend to be quite pricey. You can buy boneless or bone in hams, spiral sliced or unsliced hams and glazed or unglazed hams. We usually opt for the bone in, spiral sliced hams with the glazing packet because they are so much easier to serve. Oftentimes, with an uncut ham we would end up with uneven slices and have come to prefer the perfectly sliced hams.
In this recipe, we opted to use an 8 pound, spiral sliced ham. It did come with a glazing packet but we made our own glaze instead….and it was the BEST DECISION! The final result was a sweet and nutty delicious ham that our family went CRAZY over. My 13 year old repeatedly tried to steal slices before serving and she had 3 plates! This is a win in my book!
Tips for making Pecan Glazed Ham in the Instant Pot:
1.Buy whole pecans and chop them up yourself. You’ll save a bunch of money. Either chop them with a sharp knife or throw them in your blender for just a few seconds.
2.Make sure that you spread the glaze in between the slices of ham. Doing so ensures that each slice has the glaze on it and the little pieces of pecans get stuck in between the slices. :)
3.If you are not going to be serving your ham right away, keep it in the Instant Pot with the lid closed and the power turned off. Keeping the lid on will help to keep some of the moisture in the ham and it will stay warm.
5.For an 8 pound bone in spiral ham, I used an 8 quart Instant Pot. It was a tight fit. If you are making anything over 6 pounds, I would recommend an 8 quart pot.
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- Instant Pot Carrot Cake Cheesecake
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Ingredients for making Pecan Glazed Ham in the Instant Pot:
- 1 bone in spiral sliced ham
- 1/2 cup salted butter-melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup chicken broth or orange juice
Directions for making Pecan Glazed Ham in the Instant Pot:
7Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the valve is sealed. Pressure cook according to the weight of your ham. This is for BONE IN SPIRAL SLICED ham. If you are making a boneless ham or an uncut ham, the cook time may vary. Boneless ham will need less cook time and bone in uncut ham will need to pressure cook for twice as long as the spiral sliced ham.
|Weight of Ham||Pressure Cook on High||Natural Release|
|3 Pounds||3 Minutes||6 Minutes|
|4 Pounds||4 Minutes||8 Minutes|
|5 Pounds||5 Minutes||10 Minutes|
|6 Pounds||6 Minutes||12 Minutes|
|7 Pounds||7 Minutes||14 Minutes|
|8 Pounds||8 Minutes||16 Minutes|
|9 Pounds||9 Minutes||18 Minutes|
|10 Pounds||10 Minutes||20 Minutes|
Serve and Enjoy!
Instant Pot Pecan Glazed HamPrint Pin Rate
- Instant Pot
- Broiler Lid or Broiler
- Silicone Steamer Basket
- 8 pound Ham (Bone-in, spiral sliced)
- ½ cup butter (melted-salted)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup pecan (chopped)
- 1 cup chicken broth (can use orange juice or water instead)
- In a medium sized bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and chopped pecans together.
- Remove ham from packaging and place in a silicone or mesh steamer basket if you have one. If not, that’s ok but it will be a little trickier to get the ham in and out of the Instant Pot.
- If you are not using a steamer basket, place a trivet into the Instant Pot.
- Pour liquid of choice, either water, chicken broth or orange juice into Instant Pot
- Lower the ham into Instant Pot either using the steamer handles or with your hands if you are not using a steamer basket.
- Gently separate the slices of ham and spread the glaze that you just made onto the top of the ham, making sure to get some in between the slices.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the valve is sealed. Pressure cook according to the weight of your ham. This is for BONE IN SPIRAL SLICED ham. If you are making a boneless ham or an uncut ham, the cook time may vary. Boneless ham will need less cook time and bone in uncut ham will need to pressure cook for twice as long as the spiral sliced ham. See chart in post regarding pressure cook times.
- Once you have naturally released the pressure according to the weight of your ham, quick release any remaining pressure. There may not be any and that’s ok. If you have a broiling lid for your Instant Pot, place the broiling lid on and broil at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes. If you do not have a broiling lid, you can place the ham in an oven safe pan and broil at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Broiling is optional.