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Sliced ham with oranges and arugula

Instant Pot Ham Recipe with Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

Not only does it taste amazing, but Instant Pot Ham really is the easiest way to make ham. It takes just 10 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
Cook Time 10 minutes
Reverse Sear Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 561kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 5 pound ham
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 stick butter


  • Combine 1 cup maple syrup, 1 cup brown sugar, and 3 sliced green onions to a mixing bowl. Mix well until they combine fully.
  • Add metal trivet to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Pour in 1 cup of orange juice. Place a 5 pound ham on top of the trivet, and cover with half of the glaze mixture.
    Lock the lid in place and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When 10 minutes is up, carefully release the pressure (use an oven mitt or dish cloth). Set the ham aside on a plate and remove the liquid from the pot.
    Turn on saute mode, and melt 1/2 stick butter in the pot.
  • Once it melts, add the ham back to the pot. Sear on each side until browned.
  • After each side is browned, remove the ham to a plate and slice. On top and in between each slice, evenly cover with the remaining 1/2 of your glaze mixture. Enjoy!



  • Serve ham with orange slices and arugula.
  • Reserve some green onions to put on top for extra color and flavor.


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