Glazed Air Fryer Ham

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes

Air fryer ham is quick and easy to make. It you are looking for a delicious way to make a moist and succulent cooked ham, then this recipe will be your new go to for the holidays.

Air fryer ham is quick and easy to make. It you are looking for a delicious way to make a moist and succulent cooked ham

A Glazed Air Fryer Ham makes for quick and easy preparation for dinner. The instructions listed below include step-by-step cooking instructions as well as photos. This recipe is foolproof and so easy to make. The result will be a tender, moist ham that everyone will love.

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What We Love About This Spiral Ham Recipe

  • 1 Hour Ham: Since this spiral glazed ham recipe is made in the air fryer, you do not have to spend all day cooking it, only a total of 45 minutes cook time.
  • Holiday Friendly: Whether you are making this for a holiday such as Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, your family is sure to love this healthier ham in air fryer.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Wonderful the next day for sandwiches, soups, salads or other dishes. Check out these ways to use up your leftover ham.
A plate of the sliced meat.

Ingredient Notes

  • Brown Sugar: Light or dark brown sugar are great in this recipe.
  • Honey: Raw honey or regular. They are both wonderful.
Ham honey and seasonings.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use Sugar Substitute Products – If you are trying to lower your sugar intake, you can also make this recipe using sugar free brown sugar and normal honey.
  • Oven – You can also make this spiral glazed ham recipe in the oven. Cook at 350 degrees following the same steps. If you would like you can broil for 2-3 minutes at the end to get a nice crisp on your ham.
  • Ham Steak: Make this recipe for one or two by replacing the boneless ham with an air fryer ham steaks.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: If you do not have this vinegar, orange juice is a great substitute.

How to Make Ham in Air Fryer

These are the basic steps for making Glazed Air Fryer Ham. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Preparing the glaze.

STEP 1: MAKE THE GLAZE

Start by preheating the air fryer to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan over medium heat add the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, ground cinnamon and black pepper. Simmer until thickened. Remove from heat, allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.

Adding the seasoning.

STEP 2: ADD THE GLAZE AND AIR FRY HAM

Using aluminum foil, line a rimmed baking sheet or rack with tin foil or your air fryer basket, placing the ham in the center. Using a basting brush, apply ⅓ of the glaze over the ham. Then wrap the ham with an additional piece of tin foil. Cook in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes.

STEP 3: ADD MORE GLAZE

Remove the top piece of foil from the ham, and brush on another ⅓ of the glaze. Cover with tin foil again, and return to the air fryer for 20 more minutes.

Meat being basted and wrapped in foil.

STEP 4: REMOVE TIN FOIL

Now remove the tin foil and add the remaining glaze to the ham. Return the fully cooked ham to the air fryer for 3-5 more minutes uncovered until glazed nicely.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this ham in air fryer ahead of time, follow the instructions as usual and remove ham and cut into slices and store along with the liquid and juices from cooking in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag and store for up to 2 months in the freezer.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat ham without drying it, it is best to cooked in the oven covered at 325 degrees f for 15-10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Holiday Recipes

HOW DO YOU KEEP A GLAZED HAM MOIST?

Cooking the ham covered in tin foil for the first 40 minutes of the cooking process is crucial to keeping the ham moist as it will help to lock in the juice while not over cooking the ham.

HOW LONG TO THAW HAM?

If you have a frozen ham and are wondering how long to thaw a ham, it will depend on its size but it should take about 4-6 hours.

DO YOU PUT THE GLAZE ON HAM BEFORE OR AFTER COOKING?

It is important you put the glaze on before and through out the cooking process when making this spiral glazed ham recipe.

SPIRAL HAM VS BONE-IN HAM

You can get spiral ham either boneless or with the bone in.

A top shot of the finished  Glazed air fryer ham.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a large dinner party, To double this recipe, I suggest buying a ham that is between 5-6 pounds, double the glaze ingredients and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Cloves: Try adding a few whole cloves or ground cloves to add additional flavor.
  • Check: Before buying your ham make sure and check to see the size that your air fryer can accommodate.
  • Temperature: the ham should reach a temperature of 145 degrees on a meat thermometer.

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Glazed Air Fryer Ham

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Glazed Air fryer Ham is quick and easy to make. It is also delicious and low in calories. Check out how to make air fryer ham.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat add the Swerve, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and black pepper. Simmer until thickened.
  • Remove from heat , allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Using aluminum foil, line a rimmed baking sheet or rack with tin foil, placing the ham in the center.
  • Using a basting brush, apply ⅓ of the glaze over the ham. Then wrap the ham with an additional piece of tin foil.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the top piece of foil from the ham, and brush on another ⅓ of the glaze. Cover with tin foil again, and return to the air fryer for 20 more minutes.
  • Now remove the tin foil and add the remaining glaze to the ham.
  • Return the ham to the air fryer for 3-5 more minutes uncovered until glazed nicely.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a large dinner party, To double this recipe, I suggest buying a ham that is between 5-6 pounds, double the glaze ingredients and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Cloves: Try adding a few whole cloves or ground cloves to add additional flavor.
  • Check: Before buying your ham make sure and check to see the size that your air fryer can accommodate.
  • Temperature: the ham should reach a temperature of 145 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 815kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 3726mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, holiday ham, Spiral ham

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