How to Heat Fully Cooked Ham in a Pressure Cooker

Heating a fully cooked ham in a pressure cooker can be a healthy way to prepare a ham. A good quality ham is naturally a lean piece of pork. When heated in a pressure cooker, you are left with ham that is moist and tender with virtually no fat. Now you can prepare a ham for your family and feel good about feeding it to them.

Pressure cooked ham leaves you with a low-fat meal.

Things You'll Need

  • Fully cooked ham

  • Pressure cooker

  • 2 cups pineapple juice

  • Sliced onion

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp. dry mustard

  • Meat thermometer

Step 1

Place ham in the pressure cooker with the fat side up.

Step 2

Pour in 2 cups of pineapple juice.

Step 3

Add one sliced onion.

Step 4

Sprinkle in 1/4 cup brown sugar.

Step 5

Add 1 tsp. dry mustard.

Step 6

Seal the pressure cooker.

Step 7

Cook the ham on a low setting for 30 minutes.

Step 8

Insert meat thermometer into ham. When the temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit, your ham is ready.

Step 9

Remove your ham when it's cooled.


Do not use a sharp object to remove ham. Piercing through the skin will cause the ham to lose moisture. Be sure that your pressure cooker is large enough for your ham. The meat should not take up more than 3/4 of the pressure cooker.

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