Everyday Meals

Instant Pot® Ham


  • 1 (2 pound) frozen whole ham
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place ham on a trivet and set it inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Pour crushed pineapple over ham. Sprinkle brown sugar and drizzle maple syrup on top. Secure the lid with vent closed.


  • Step 2

    Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Step 3

    Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove ham and trivet. Cut ham into slices and place on a plate.

  • Step 4

    Select Saute setting on the pressure cooker. Mix cornstarch with water until smooth. Stir mixture into the pot, bring to a boil, and stir until thickened. Pour sauce over the ham.

  • Cook's Note:

    Weight of the ham may vary; use any size you can fit on the trivet in the pot.

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