Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure policy here  

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

This Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar is perfect for Easter or Christmas. A delicious twist on a classic honey baked ham.

Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar

Whether its April or December, this pressure cook ham will be a hit. With an irresistible brown sugar glaze and sweet pineapple this ham is exploding with flavor. Not to mention, this i probably one of the easiest and quickest ham recipes you’ll make as it need 3 ingredients and 15 minutes of cook time.

To learn more about ham, visit the USDA.


MORE HAM RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Pineapple Glazed Ham | Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham | Honey Baked Ham

Mongolian pork on plate
Get Our Top 5 Quick & Easy Recipes

Get our best easy recipes delivered straight to your inbox.


What We Love About This Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe

  • 20 Minute Meal: Make pressure cooker ham in 20 minutes total.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is 3 ingredients: ham, brown sugar, and pineapple.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Use leftover ham to add to sandwiches, omelettes, egg scramble, or mac’n’cheese.
A whole spiral ham with pineapple.

Ingredient Notes for Instant Pot Spiral Ham

  • Ham: You will need a 4-5 pound spiral boneless ham.
  • Pineapple: For this recipe, you will need whole rings of pineapple and the juice, you can use fresh or canned.
  • Brown Sugar: You should use light brown sugar for this recipe.
Pineapple, ham and brown sugar.

Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Measuring Cup
  • Serving Dish

How to Make Ham in the Pressure Cooker

These are the basic steps for making Pressure Cooked Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Layering the ingredients in the instant pot.

STEP 1: PREPARE INSTANT POT

You will want to start by lining you instant pot with aluminum foil to make the removal of the ham much easier or use the trivet. Then place 1/2 cup of brown sugar at the bottom of instant pot.

STEP 2: ADD THE HAM

Then add your ham to the instant pot, top with the remaining brown sugar and the pineapple rings along with the juice mixture.

STEP 3: PRESSURE COOK HAM

Turn the instant pot on high pressure and cook for 15 minutes with the pressure vent sealed. Then remove the seal to release pressure then take off the lid, remove ham and transfer to a serving platter and serve hot.

Placing the pineapple on top and then the finished ham.

Prep and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Ham Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar 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 leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator 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. Use leftovers for a ham and bean soup if you like,

Frequently Asked Questions for Cooking Ham in Instant Pot

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SPLENDA BROWN SUGAR?

For low sugar, you can substitute the regular brown sugar for the splenda brown sugar.

SPIRAL HAM VS BONE-IN HAM

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

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.

A platter with the ham and pineapple.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Out of Brown Sugar: If you are out of brown sugar, make you own by combining 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tbsp of molasses.
  • Spices: For added flavor depth, you can mix some spices into the brown sugar. You can add spices such as cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, and/or nutmeg.

What to Serve with Pressure Cook Ham

Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar
5 from 2 votes

Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar is perfect for Easter or Christmas. A delicious twist on a classic honey baked ham.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lbs. spiral boneless ham
  • 1 can pineapple slices, with juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Place aluminum foil in your instant pot, so you can remove them ham easier.
  • At the bottom of the instant pot, add half of the brown sugar.
  • Place the ham on top of the brown sugar.
  • Put the pineapple slices between the ham slices.
  • Pour pineapple juice over the ham.
  • Top the ham with remaining brown sugar.
  • Turn on the instant pot, with the vent sealed, on high for 15 minutes. (It takes about 20 minutes to decompress)
  • Do a quick release. Remove from instant pot, serve while hot.
  • Enjoy

Expert Tips

  • Out of Brown Sugar: If you are out of brown sugar, make you own by combining 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tbsp of molasses.
  • Spices: For added flavor depth, you can mix some spices into the brown sugar. You can add spices such as cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, and/or nutmeg.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 2160mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to www.itisakeeper.com/about-its-a-keeper/privacy-disclosure-policies/
PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Me: @ItsAKeeperBlog or tag #itisakeeper
Course: dinner, Main Dish, Supper
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar, Easter Ham, glazed ham, ham, pineapple

Recipes You Might Have Missed

1 thought on “Pressure Cooker Ham with Pineapple and Brown Sugar”

Leave a Comment

Rate this Recipe