Who doesn’t love a holiday ham? There is a multitude of ways to make Christmas ham but I’m sharing how to make it in a jiffy in the Ninja Foodi. The trick to making a Ninja Foodi ham is to make sure it is fully cooked. I used a small all-natural ham which was about 1 1/2 lbs. The general rule of thumb for cooking time for the holiday ham in the Ninja Foodi is to use a fully cooked ham and cook it 3 min per lb under pressure with a 10 min natural release. The ham should not be spiral cut or bone-in. Spiral cut hams can dry out and bone-in hams will take a longer cook time.

The Ingredients

These are your basic needs for a great holiday ham. There is a slight sweetness from the maple sugar, spice from the ground cloves, and apricot jam for a little tang and it’s pressure cooked with some apple slices to infuse some delicious flavour inside.

  • apple
  • vegetable oil
  • maple sugar
  • ground cloves
  • ham
  • apricot jam


Add apples to the bottom of your Ninja Foodi with some water. Then, add a ham brushed with vegetable oil, maple sugar, and ground cloves to the trivet.

oil and apples are in the pressure cooker while the seasonings are sitting on the table ready to be added to the ham before the ham is placed on the trivet to be put into the cooker.

Pressure Cook and Crisp

Using a basting brush, Eva is adding the apricot jam to the ham in this photo

After you lock the pressure cooker lid into place, pressure-cook the ham for 7 min and allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 min. Wonderful holiday scents of apple and clove are now infused into the ham. Next, we need a classic sticky glaze. Brush the apricot jam on top and then air crisp for 5 minutes.


Holiday Ham in the Ninja Foodi

Eva Bee
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings with sides


  • Ninja Foodi


  • ½ cup water
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar or brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves or cinnamon
  • 750 g boneless fully cooked ham
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam


  • Put water and apple slices at the bottom of the Ninja Foodi
  • Insert trivet. Place ham on top.
  • Mix vegetable oil with maple sugar and cloves. Brush over ham.
  • Pressure cook for 7 minutes on high. Natural release for 10 minutes.
  • Brush with apricot jam.
  • Set Ninja Foodi to Air Crisp and crisp at 375F for 5 minutes or until caramelized.
  • Slice and serve with your favourite holiday sides.

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