This is one way to make Pressure Cooker Spiral Ham that our whole family really enjoyed. I wanted to cook our spiral ham, but didn’t want to wait for it in the crock pot since I had waited to long to put it in took cook. I didn’t want to use the oven because it would take to long, and so that left me with my pressure cooker. My pressure cooker is something I didn’t know I couldn’t live without. (did that make sense? lol). It has quickly become a crutch for me on busy nights or days when I just need a break. Much like my slow cooker, it lets me fix a meal quickly and easily without a lot of hassle or cleanup. This pressure cooker spiral ham was amazing and it cooked it less than 30 minutes! It takes 18-24 hours for our spiral ham to be this good in the slow cooker!
Pressure Cooker Spiral Ham
- Spiral Ham (small enough to fit inside your pressure cooker
- Brown sugar
- Take the spiral ham and place it in the pressure cooker.
- Add enough water to fill it up about 1/4 of the way
- Rub brown sugar all over the outside of the ham
- Put lid on pressure cooker and lock it
- Make sure your steam release is off (so no steam can escape)
- Turn burner to high to build up pressure, (you can tell this because your pressure button will pop, and your steamer will be rocking or making a similar sound)
- Once pressure is reached turn heat to med-high and let cook for 30 – 45 minutes, depending on size of the ham.
- Turn off heat (and if needed remove from burner).
- Depressurize your pressure cooker (read owners manual for best way to do this, but we always just release the steam and wait a few minutes). Be very careful not to remove the lid while under pressure, it will “explode”.
- Check the meat to see if it is done and cook for additional time if needed.
- Remove ham from pressure cooker and baste with the juice in the bottom