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Close up of Instant Pot Ham with two orange wedges

Amazing Instant Pot Ham Recipe

Not only does it taste amazing, but Instant Pot Ham really is the easiest way to make ham. It takes just 15 minutes to cook, and the reverse sear gives it a super flavorful, crispy, and sticky skin.
Course Holiday Recipe, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar ham glaze, ham in instant pot, instant pot ham, instant pot ham recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Reverse Sear Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 561kcal


  • 5 lb. ham pre-cooked
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ stick butter


  • Combine 1 cup maple syrup, 1 cup brown sugar, and 3 sliced green onions to a mixing bowl. Mix well.
    Mixing instant pot ham glaze
  • Add trivet to the bottom of your 6 qt.+ Instant Pot.
    Pour in 1 cup of orange juice.
    Place a 5 pound ham on top of the trivet, and cover with ½ of the glaze mixture.
    Lock the lid in place and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
    Ham in an instant pot
  • When 10 minutes is up, carefully release the pressure (use an oven mitt or dish cloth).
    Carefully lift out of the pot and set aside on a plate. Drain the liquid from the pot.
    Searing ham in Instant Pot
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and melt ½ stick butter.
    Melting butter in Instant Pot
  • Once it melts, add the ham. Sear on each side until browned all over.
    Turning ham in Instant pot
  • Remove to a plate and slice. On top and in between each slice, evenly cover with the remaining ½ of your glaze mixture. Enjoy!
    Slicing and adding glaze to Instant Pot Ham on white platter



  • Serve with orange slices and arugula.
  • Reserve some green onions to put on top for extra color and flavor.
  • Try our Honey Sriracha Air Fryer Ham next!


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 2670mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg