Honey Baked Ham Recipe (Instant Pot Ham)

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This HONEY BAKED HAM RECIPE is made in a INSTANT POT! We love this Honey Baked Ham Copycat for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any day in between. This Instant Pot Ham will make any holiday a breeze and is a beautiful addition to any family get together. Learn how to cook honey baked ham in an instant pot for an easy holiday dinner!

homemade honey baked ham (made in an Instant Pot)

Instant Pot Ham (Honey Baked Ham)

This instant pot ham will make holidays easy! Learn how to cook a honey baked ham in an instant pot for the most delicious Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving ham.

This Honey Baked Ham recipe tops the list for our favorite holiday recipes. It’s so easy, crusted with the best Honey Baked Ham Glaze, and made in an Instant Pot! It’s the perfect Easter Dinner idea.

Before learning to cook, buying a main course (or even side dishes, let’s just be honest) from Honey Baked Ham was my go-to. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, and it served our family plenty of delicious meals, but trust me, you can make it at home without stress! This Instant Pot ham recipe really is a lifesaver. 

It’s just as good, cheaper, and now SUPER easy because of the Instant Pot. I might have been afraid to tackle a homemade ham before, but I’m all about it now. Making ham in an Instant Pot has changed my life and I want to shout it from the rooftops!

This Honey Baked Ham copycat recipe shows you how to make a spiral ham in an instant pot for easy holiday meals!

copycat version of a Honey Baked Ham recipe - a beautiful glazed ham

photo collage of glazed honey baked ham

Homemade Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Baked Ham recipes are so much easier than you might think, especially in a pressure cooker! Thanks to the Instant Pot, we have made recipes including Apple Pie Oatmeal and even Thanksgiving Turkey. Now we’re adding spiral ham to the list of easy recipes thanks to this kitchen tool.

Tip: If you’re new to electric pressure cooking, there’s a great tutorial on getting started with an electric pressure cooker that has really helpful tips.

I have so many more things I want to try, but making this Honey Baked Ham in my Instant Pot was at the top of my list. With Christmas coming up it was just meant to be.

Make it with Creamed Corn, Pineapple Pretzel Salad, Garlic Herb Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes…SO many options. But just make it.



copycat version of a glazed Honey Baked Ham sitting on aluminum foil

spiral cut honey baked ham on a foil lined baking pan

How to Cook a Honey Baked Ham in an Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Ham has the best crunchy, sugary honey baked ham glaze–the ultimate and most amazingly juicy flavor! I want to make this for every holiday, not just Christmas. It’s going to be my go-to for Easter too, and even Thanksgiving (sometimes it’s nice to have another option besides turkey). Especially since its so simple. Done in 30 minutes?! Check!

A basic overview of the recipe:

  1. Make the apple juice mixture to get that amazing flavor and rub it into the ham.
  2. Put the ham in the instant pot and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Make the honey baked ham glaze and rub onto the surface of the ham.
  4. Broil the ham in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Let it cool then serve!

You’ll totally be the star of the kitchen with this easy holiday recipe. It’s the perfect main course that pretty much goes with anything and everything. And it makes KILLER leftovers. Heats up like a dream. Delish delish delish!

More Baked Ham Recipes

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry! We have an AMAZING spiral baked ham recipe that just requires an oven to make. So be sure to check out our Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham as another delicious option for holidays. It’s slathered with the most incredible glaze; a must make!

photo collage of sliced honey baked ham, made in an Instant Pot

sliced Honey Baked Ham, made in an Instant Pot

Pressure Cooker Ham

If this Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham Recipe doesn’t make an appearance on your next holiday table, I’ll be disappointed. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Be sure to tag me on Instagram

So to recap: you don’t need to buy your main course when you can easily make a beautiful ham in your instant pot. Click here to check out my favorite pressure cooker. You need it in your life, trust me!

We have plenty of Easter Recipes on the site and Holiday Recipes for every occasion and celebration. We are here to make your holiday entertaining life easy, and of course delicious. This pressure cooker ham is the perfect addition to the holiday table!

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for details on How to Make Honey Baked Ham in an Instant Pot. Enjoy!

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