This Ninja Foodi Roasted Ham & Spicy Peach Glaze is sure to rock your world and impress your family. There is just something about the aroma of a deliciously cooked ham that makes you feel like it is the holidays, right? But guess what; you can enjoy this tasty meal any time of year, and it is terrific for potlucks and parties too!
Mouthwatering Ninja Foodi Ham & Spicy Peach Glaze
The peach glaze on this baked ham is the perfect marriage of sweet and spicy. The best part is that you can adjust the ingredients to fit your likes and dislikes.
For example, you can doctor the sauce up by adding a pinch of thyme, pepper, and some dried chili flakes until you reach your desired spiciness. If you are like me, then you like a little bit of a bite! But if you are serving this dish to people who like the spice to be more subtle, then you can adjust.
The Ninja Foodi is the hottest kitchen gadget on the market right now! It is basically a pressure cooker, and an air fryer all rolled into one. Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?
Imagine all the meals and recipes you can make with this awesome machine. If you aren’t sure what model to buy, you should check out this Ninja Foodi Cooker. After you cook with it the first time, you are going to be in love!
Which Ham Is Better: Bone-In Or Boneless?
There are several things to take into consideration when deciding which type of ham you want to use. A bone-in ham is going to give you a juicy, tender cut of meat that isn’t dry. Plus if you ask any butcher worth their salt, they’ll tell you that meat that is still on the bone offers much better flavor than meat without the bone.
Plus, one thing that is important to me about cooking a bone-in ham is you can always use the leftover bone in other recipes like my Ninja Foodi Split Pea Soup.
Some Bone-in hams may take longer to cook because it takes a bit longer for the heat to go through the bone vs a boneless ham.
Also, bone-in hams may be a little more difficult to cut up and make look pretty. But honestly, who cares about that as long as it’s cooked perfectly and tastes divine!
Spiral hams are great because they are pre-sliced but sometimes dry out too easily by the time they’re heated through! That’s just something to keep in mind when preparing a ham for dinner.
What Is The Difference Between A Ninja Foodi And An Instant Pot?
While a Ninja Foodi can do the same things that an Instant Pot can do, they are far from being the same sort of appliance. Just like the Instant Pot, the Ninja Foodi can be used as a slow cooker, pressure cooker and you can saute foods.
But here is where they differ; with the Ninja Foodi you can also air fry your food, you can brown and crisp as well. This machine is out of this world incredible! I love that you can use it so many ways and it cuts your cooking time down so much.
If you’re new to using your Ninja Foodi, why not take a peek at my article all about The Ninja Foodi. It might help you feel a bit more comfortable about working with this fantastic cooking appliance!
How Do You Know If A Bone-In Ham Is Fully Cooked?
When you are cooking a ham, you’ll want to use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature. The center of the ham (closest to the bone but not touching it) needs to reach at around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Few Helpful Tips To Make This Juicy And Delicious Ninja Foodi Ham
- You can use either store-bought or homemade peach preserves when you are making the glaze. Either way, if you notice bits of peaches on the ham, then you know it is going to taste even better as this adds to the overall texture and flavor of the recipe.
- Did you know that scoring the fat on top in diamond shapes helps keep the ham moist? When it is done cooking, you can either remove it or leave it on. Be prepared that you are going to be biting into some astounding ham!
- Once your ham is almost done cooking, I like to broil it in the Foodi so it has a sweet caramelization on top. You just have to keep an eye on it because it has such a high sugar content that it can burn very quickly.
Directions To Make This Ham in the Instant Pot:
This ham can be prepared exactly the same way as the directions say for the Foodi. The only difference is that when you want to broil the ham, you will need to take it out from the Instant Pot bowl and place it onto a baking pan or baking sheet.
Glaze the ham as directed, and place under the broiler and watch it VERY CAREFULLY! The ham will begin to caramelize and you must watch it closely so the sugars don’t burn. Enjoy!
It’s all pretty easy to do with this Ninja Foodi. It’s like making an Instant Pot Ham, but waaaay better because of the broiling aspect right in the pot! So when you’ve taken the ham out of the pot, feel free to use the “gravy” to drizzle over the top of the ham if you wish.
This fantastic Foodi Ham will be incredible served with rice, potatoes, cauliflower rice, vegetables, etc etc etc! (I’ve been known to just eat the ham and that’s it!! Hey —- no judging! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by The Salty Pot today!
****BLOG UPDATE – I cooked another bone-in ham but this time I used some homemade Crabapple Jelly that I made. WOWEE!! It was excellent!
Just goes to show you that you can use almost any type of preserves that you enjoy! Again, just watch the broiling part as usually the sugar will burn very very quickly.
- 1 Ham, bone in, (fully cooked) 3.5 - 4 lbs
- 1 cup peach preserves, (slightly heated for ease of use)
- 1 cup water
- as desired dried chili flakes
- 1/4 tsp thyme, (dried)
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Wash and pat try ham. With a sharp knife, carefully score marks across the fat cap of the ham, mindful not to cut too far into the fat, staying clear from the meat. Now score the other way, to form a diamond shape in the fat cap.
- Place into the Foodi cooking bowl.
- Place two dollops of peach preserves into the cup of water and whisk to dissolve. Pour over the ham.
- Using the pressure cooking lid, place it on top of the unit, and move the toggle switch into the "sealing" position.
- Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes, doing a 25-minute natural release when the cooking time is up. Move the switch to venting to release any more pressure and open the lid away from you when the pin has dropped.
- Test your ham with a meat thermometer, and if it's reached 140 degrees, you're good to go! If it hasn't reached that point, pressure cook, again on high for 5 minute increments until you reach that point.
- In a bowl, combine the peach preserves, chili flakes, pepper, and thyme. Mix together and baste over the top of the ham.
- Place the air fry lid on the top of the ham and Broil (air crisp) the ham until you reach the 6desired caramelization over the top of the ham. Be careful to watch it closely, as the sugar in the peach preserves can burn quickly!
- Let the ham rest for 10 minutes before removing from the bowl and carving. Feel free to drizzle some of the pan juices over the sliced ham for serving. Enjoy!
Cooking a bone-in ham vs a boneless ham will usually lend more flavor in the end.
If you use a spiral (pre-cut) ham, know that cooking times will be much different as it can dry out very easily.
If peach preserves aren't your thing, feel free to use other preserves you love. Keep an eye on the broiling (air crisping) step as the preserves can burn quickly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 570Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 2973mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 67g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.