Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe (Bone-in)

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This Pressure Cooker Ham recipe is the easiest way to make ham! This simple pressure cooker recipe calls for only 6 ingredients and takes just under an hour to make from start to finish. This juicy and delicious ham is perfect for use during any time of the year and makes for easy entertaining.

Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe From Val's Kitchen

I’ve had ham for almost every Easter and Christmas since I was a young child. As much as I love it, I don’t love making it. It’s just so time consuming! This past Christmas we limited our guest list to those we truly wanted to spend our time with. This made for a drama-free and stress-free day. Since the group was so much smaller, I decided to make the ham in a pressure cooker. We like ham and I like leftovers, so I knew I’d have to use my biggest electric pressure cooker (a 12-qt model). This simple pressure cooker ham recipe calls for only 6 ingredients and takes just under an hour to make. The ham came out perfectly and when I need to do a ham this size or a bit smaller in the future I will use the electric pressure cooker again. This juicy and delicious ham is perfect for use during any time of the year. It’s the simplest way to make a ham and makes for easy holiday entertaining and family gatherings. Now that I know making ham this way is so easy and works so well, we can have ham more frequently than just major holidays. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Ham.

Pressure Cooker Ham (Bone-in)

Equipment Needed

  • large electric pressure cooker (I used a 12-Qt Gourmia GPC1200 Multifunction Pressure Cooker)
  • small glass mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • roasting pan
  • pastry brush

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Ingredients

  • 12.5 lb bone-in shank half ham (I used Cook’s brand)
  • 2 cups Cherry Coke
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup juice from the pan

Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Add the soda to the pot.

Add the meat to the pot.

Seal the pot and set to cook on meat (high pressure) for 20 minutes.

Shortly before the ham is finished, preheat the oven to 425.

Remove the ham from the pot and place it into a roasting pan.

Take 1/4 cup of the juice from the ham in the roasting pan and put it into a small glass mixing bowl.

Place the maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon into the mixing bowl.

Heat the contents of the bowl for 1 minute on half power.

Stir the liquid thoroughly once it’s finished in the microwave.

Slowly pour the liquid over the ham, using a silicone pastry brush to brush all surfaces of the ham.

Cook for 15 minutes.

Serve immediately.

This ham pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes so be sure to check out my recipes for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Ranch Mashed Potatoes For The Ninja Cooking System.

Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Ham (Bone-in)

Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 12.5 lb bone-in shank half ham
  • 2 cups Cherry Coke
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup juice from the pan

Instructions

Add the soda to the pot. Add the meat to the pot. Seal the pot and set to cook on meat (high pressure) for 20 minutes. Shortly before the ham is finished, preheat the oven to 425. Remove the ham from the pot and place it into a roasting pan. Take 1/4 cup of the juice from the ham in the roasting pan and put it into a small glass mixing bowl. Place the maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon into the mixing bowl. Heat the contents of the bowl for 1 minute on half power. Stir the liquid thoroughly once it's finished in the microwave. Slowly pour the liquid over the ham, using a silicone pastry brush to broshall surfaces of the ham. Cook for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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    20 comments

    candy March 8, 2018 - 8:11 am

    We just made a ham and we love the taste. Plus it supplies so many different meals. You can even freeze the meat for later use.

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    Amber Myers March 8, 2018 - 8:22 am

    I’ve never tried ham in an instant pot before! Normally I’ve just done it in the oven or a slow cooker, but I’ll try this out. Yours looks so good!

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    Lisa March 8, 2018 - 9:44 am

    That looks really good. Easter is coming and that would be an easy way to make the ham.

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    Kate | Life of a Ginger March 8, 2018 - 9:50 am

    I haven’t tried making a ham in our pressure cooker, but it looks delicious! I will have to give it a try.

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    Tomi C March 8, 2018 - 10:40 am

    I was telling my mom that I’m cooking this year’s Easter ham in my Instant Pot and she laughed. It’s my favorite cooking appliance right now and I’m loving being able to experiment with so many recipes. So I am definitely putting this recipe to the test in a few weeks. I’ll stop back by and let you know how it turned out.

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    Jeanette March 8, 2018 - 11:03 am

    Are you kidding me?! I had no idea I could put a ham in my pressure cooker. I am totally doing that. What a great way to eat without having to stand over stove all day.

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    Ashley March 8, 2018 - 11:20 am

    I never thought about trying to cook a ham in a pressure cooker. Looks like it turns out delicious and easy, win-win!

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    pat. March 8, 2018 - 11:24 am

    Sweet glace. Very interesting

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    Angie March 8, 2018 - 11:37 am

    My family would love this recipe, especially around Christmas and Easter. For some reason that’s prime Ham time for them haha.

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    Alison Rost March 8, 2018 - 11:43 am

    I love ham, it’s a staple during family gatherings. I think it’s awesome that you’re sharing an easier way to cook ham. I can’t wait to try using my pressure cooker.

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    Sara Welch March 8, 2018 - 4:12 pm

    That ham looks absolutely delicious. I’ve only ever made mine in a slow cooker. I’ll have to try this method!

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    Nikki March 8, 2018 - 6:45 pm

    Ham is one of my favorite meals. I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I’m thinking I may need to get one for this recipe.

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    Mimi Green March 8, 2018 - 7:03 pm

    This ham looks delicious. I only have ham on Easter and Thanksgiving. I need to get a pressure cooker so I can make my own. I have to have potato salad with it.

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    Anosa Malanga March 8, 2018 - 8:23 pm

    Wow, I never tried making one like this so I guess seeing your recipe is indeed a great time to try it. My cousin will be having a birthday celebration and I guess I can give this as a gift to her dinner party.

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    sara lafountain March 8, 2018 - 8:41 pm

    I have never used a pressure cooker, but you make it look so easy! THis looks like a perfect weeknight dinner. THe pressure cooker does all the work for you!

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    Heather March 9, 2018 - 12:52 am

    We don’t eat meat anymore, but this looks like a great and easy recipe! I will pass this one onto our family that does eat meat!

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    Debra Hawkins March 9, 2018 - 2:16 am

    I am going to have to try to make my next ham in the pressure cooker! What a smart idea!

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    Carol Cassara March 9, 2018 - 6:55 am

    It’s a tradition to have ham during special occasions and it’s nice to just make it at home instead of buying the ready-made ones. This is so cool, I don’t think I’ve tried using a pressure cooker to cook ham before, I’ve only used the oven. I must try this recipe!

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    Sandy N Vyjay March 9, 2018 - 10:05 am

    Pressure cooking is something we do on a daily basis for various veg recipes. This pressure cooker ham recipe looks really convenient and relatively quick to make and serve.

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    Cheryl @ O the Places We Go March 9, 2018 - 4:55 pm

    Wow! That looks amazing and cooked in an hour. I really need to get me a pressure cooker.

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