{Instant Pot} Pineapple Mango Ham

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Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham is a simple way to make a holiday ham. The sweet and zesty pineapple mango glaze is what makes this ham flavorful. Cooked in an instant pot, this ham dish will be done and ready to serve in about an hour.

 

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Can I say I am addicted to my Instant Pot? I understand why so many love this appliance. I have been so busy lately that cooking and baking in it has saved me a ton of time in my kitchen.

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Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham is an easy ham recipe for the Instant Pot.

Tropical Mango Glazed Ham

When my ex-husband told me to get out years ago, he did this right at Christmas time. My friends helped get my stuff out and got me through that time. To thank them, I made a tropical mango glazed ham.

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nstead of placing a chicken on a roasting rack, cut thick slices of onion, put them in an oiled pan, then place the chicken on top. The onion will absorb the chicken juices. After roasting, let the chicken rest while you make a sauce with the onions by adding a little stock or water to the pan and cooking it for about 3 minutes on high heat. – Source: FoodNetwork

I found the original recipe for the mango ham glaze on Food Network. It was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed the ham dinner I made.

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Cooking A Ham In The Instant Pot

I do have a confession, this is my second attempt at cooking a ham in the Instant Pot. The first attempt, I cooked it way too long . I ended up with a well done candied ham.

 

It was a cooking lesson on cooking ham in an instant pot. The time you need to cook anything in an Instant pot is much less than what cook in the oven. So this time I tried again, and cut the time way down and got a perfect ham dinner.

Adding Ginger Ale For Ham Glaze

Another lesson I learned from the first attempt at cooking a ham in the Instant Pot was I need more liquid. My answer to that was ginger ale. My mom actually makes her Easter ham with a ginger ale based ham glaze.

 

Her recipe is simple:

  • Ginger ale
  • mustard
  • brown sugar
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Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham has a tropical flavor from the mango and pineapple.

Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham

Knowing I needed more liquid to cook this ham in the instant pot. Plus less time to develop this Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham. I combined that mango ham glaze I made years earlier with my mother’s ham glaze.

 

The combination of those ingredients gave this pineapple mango ham that wow factor. The taste of the ham was perfect. Best of all, it made for an easy ham recipe.

 

It was an easy ham recipe for the Instant pot after I figured out what I did wrong the first time that is. The key to making a ham in the instant pot is watching the time. Remember it is less than the oven to cook the ham.

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The secret to this Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham is to is watch the cooking time in the Instant Pot

 

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Instant Pot Pineapple Mango Ham Recipe


  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :15
  • Total Time: -51427478.233333 minute
  • Yield: serves 8
  • Category: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Pork

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Instant Pot Pineapple Mango ham is a simple way to make a holiday ham. The sweet and zesty pineapple mango glaze is what makes this ham flavorful. Cooked in an instant pot, this ham dish will be done and ready to serve in about an hour.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • whole cloves

Instructions

  • Puree the mangos with the pineapple juice that is in with the pineapple chunks, brown sugar, and mustard.
  • Stir in the ginger ale and pineapple chunks.
  • Working with a sharp knife, score the ham on the bias, fat side up, by drawing the knife from 1 side of the ham to the other. Be sure and make the incisions deep enough (about 1/2-inch) so that the glaze can reach the meat underneath the layer of fat. Continue scoring the top of the ham in the other direction to form a criss-cross pattern over the top.
  • Place the cloves all over the ham.
  • Using the toothpicks or the cloves, attach the pineapple rings to the top and sides of the ham.
  • Glaze the ham in the mango glaze.
  • Pour the rest the glaze into the instant pot
  • Place the ham in the instant pot.
  • Secure the lid on Instant Pot and cook on the meat setting for 15 minutes.
  • Let the pot naturally release.
  • Serve up the ham, reserve some the juice inside the Instant pot to serve with dinner and ENJOY!

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12 Comments
  • Meredith
    March 25, 2018

    Oh my goodness… cooking a whole ham in 15 minutes? The instant pot is amazing! What a delicious sounding recipe and I love how you added the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple!

    • Deanna
      March 25, 2018

      YEP! I am very addicted to it because it cooks things so quickly!!

  • Jessica
    March 25, 2018

    These flavors have me feeling spring even though there is still snow on the ground! Love, love, love!!!

  • Sandi
    March 25, 2018

    I can’t believe you made this in your Instant Pot. I have been sticking to soups, trying to get a feeling of how it is to use. You are wonderful and are helping me gain confidence to use mine for more recipes.

  • Amy Nash
    March 26, 2018

    This ham sounds so amazing. I love the salty sweet combo of a good ham with a sweet glaze, and the tropical citrusy combo here sounds amazing. And sheesh, you cannot beat that cook time!

  • Claire
    March 26, 2018

    Got to love a 15 minute recipe!!!!
    So happy you had friends around you and have some happier memories of such a crappy time.
    Can’t wait to give this a go.

  • Veena Azmanov
    March 26, 2018

    Wow what a great recipe! It’s perfect for Easter! I definitely want to try this! Thank you for sharing this interesting recipe. Yum!

  • Brian Jones
    March 26, 2018

    That glaze sounds amazing, so many good things. I love cooking tougher cuts of pork in the instant pot, my favourite being pork knuckle at the moment… I must give ham a try, we have my mother in law visiting for the next two weeks so maybe I will get to give it a try then 🙂 Superb!

  • Sue
    March 26, 2018

    What size instant pot did you use for a 13-15 lb bone-in ham?

    • Deanna
      March 26, 2018

      I have the biggest one, so it an 8 qt size

  • Minna @kiddieliciouskitchen
    March 26, 2018

    Wow, how easy and delicious this sounds! I love mango and pineapple.

  • You had me at pineapple! This is perfect for Easter weekend- I’m sure it would be a hit at dinner.