This simple pressure cooker ham has just 3 easy ingredients and can be made in a pressure cooker or slow cooker for stress free holiday entertaining.
HOLIDAY HAM RECIPE IN UNDER AN HOUR
Whether it’s Easter brunch, Christmas dinner, or just an every day meal, food prep should not be stressful. I know, I know, sometimes it just is! But you can eliminate any added stress with this easy pressure cooker ham recipe.
By buying a fully cooked spiral sliced ham, you can eliminate the worry of under-cooked meat. Instead you’re simply heating the ham and adding flavor. We like the Kirkland Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham which we usually get for around $15 for an 8-9 pound ham. It’s sometimes even on sale! It’s a bone in ham, but thin enough to easily fit in our Instant Pot.
To prep the ham simply place it in the pressure cooker, and dump on a can of whole berry cranberry sauce, and a can of crushed pineapple in juice. Pull the slices of ham apart a bit, to push some of the cranberries and pineapple in between the slices.
If you’re using an Instant Pot like we have, cook your ham for 20 minutes on the meat setting. Plan on about 15 minutes for the ham to get up to pressure to cook, and another 3 minutes for manual quick release of the steam, or 15 minutes if you let it release on its own.
SLOW COOKER HAM RECIPE OPTION
If for some reason you’d prefer to have a longer cooking time, you can cook this same pressure cooker ham recipe in a crockpot. Just follow the recipe as written, and cook it on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. In the Instant Pot, just use the crockpot setting and make sure to have the steam vent in the open “venting” position so you don’t have any pressure build up.
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PRESSURE COOKER HAM SUPPLIES
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UPDATE: While most people have loved the recipe, a few have commented that the ham was just too dark for their liking. I’ve reduced the cooking time on the meat setting to 20 minutes. Since the hams are already smoked/cooked, you’re really just heating them through, and 20 minutes is still plenty of time.
- 1 8-10 pound spiral cut ham, hickory smoked, bone in
- 1 14 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, do not drain
- Place the ham in your pressure cooker.
- Dump the cranberry sauce and pineapple on top.
- Use freshly washed fingers to gently tuck some of the cranberries and pineapple in between the slices of ham.
- Seal your pressure cooker and cook on the meat setting for 20 minutes.
- Quick release pressure if desired, or let it release naturally.
- Use a couple big spoons to carefully remove ham to a serving platter. You may also want to use a slotted spoon to scoop pineapple and cranberries out to serve on top of the ham.
You will have fewer calories and lower/sugar carb content than listed if you eat the ham without eating the pineapple and cranberries in the pot.
Serving Size:20 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487 Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 2159mg Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 11g Protein: 39g
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