How to Heat Fully Cooked Ham in a Pressure Cooker

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How to Heat Fully Cooked Ham in a Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooked ham leaves you with a low-fat meal. (sliced polish ham image by Bartlomiej Nowak from

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.

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Things you need

  • Fully cooked ham
  • Pressure cooker
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Meat thermometer

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Pour in 2 cups of pineapple juice.

  3. 3

    Add one sliced onion.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle in 1/4 cup brown sugar.

  5. 5

    Add 1 tsp dry mustard.

  6. 6

    Seal the pressure cooker.

  7. 7

    Cook the ham on a low setting for 30 minutes.

  8. 8

    Insert meat thermometer into ham. When the temperature reaches 60 degrees Celsius, your ham is ready.

  9. 9

    Remove your ham when it's cooled.

Tips and warnings

  • 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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