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Holiday Ham Recipe in the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Emily Smith

This holiday ham recipe is my secret weapon! I use my Ninja Foodi to get that perfect caramelized glaze. It's sweet, tangy, and clove-spiced - a real crowd-pleaser at my family gatherings.

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Hold onto your aprons folks, because this holiday ham recipe is a game changer. It's all cooked up in my beloved Ninja Foodi, a trusty kitchen pal that never lets me down. Sticky, sweet, and packing a punch of tangy mustard - this is the ham of dreams. Trust me, one whiff of that caramelizing glaze, and you'll be hook-line-and-sinker, ready to dive into this culinary adventure. So, are we game? Let's get cooking.

Ingredients for a Delicious Holiday Ham

  • Pre-cooked spiral-cut ham: Adds rich flavor and texture, the star of the dish, requires minimal preparation, perfect for holiday gatherings.
  • Brown sugar: Provides sweetness and caramelization, balances the savory flavors, enhances the glaze, adds depth to the dish.
  • Honey: Adds natural sweetness, helps caramelize the glaze, balances the tanginess, gives a glossy finish to the ham.
  • Dijon mustard: Adds a tangy kick, complements the sweetness, enhances the flavor profile, creates a well-rounded glaze.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Adds acidity and brightness, balances the richness of the ham, enhances the overall flavor, creates depth.
  • Ground cloves: Adds warmth and depth, complements the sweetness, enhances the holiday flavors, adds a hint of spice.

Essential Tools for Making Ham in the Ninja Foodi

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines air crisping and baking functions for cooking the ham to perfection.
  • Basting brush: Essential for evenly applying the sweet and tangy glaze to the ham during cooking.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 pre-cooked spiral-cut ham (7-9 lbs)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on the Air Crisp setting at 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and ground cloves to make the glaze.
  3. Place the ham in the Ninja Foodi basket and brush half of the glaze over the ham.
  4. Air crisp the ham for 15 minutes, then brush the remaining glaze over the ham.
  5. Continue to air crisp for another 15 minutes or until the glaze is caramelized.
  6. Remove the ham from the Ninja Foodi, let it rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 85 mg | Sodium: 1200 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 33 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Preparing and Storing Your Holiday Ham

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the glaze and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Glaze the ham and store it covered in the fridge for up to 2 days before air crisping.

Freezing Instructions

  • Freeze the cooked ham slices in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating in the Ninja Foodi.

One interesting fact about this holiday ham recipe in the ninja foodi is that you can add a splash of bourbon to the glaze for a rich and complex flavor profile. It adds a unique twist that will impress your guests and elevate the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Common Questions About Making Ham in the Ninja Foodi

How long does it take to cook the holiday ham in the Ninja Foodi?
The holiday ham takes about 30 minutes to cook in the Ninja Foodi.
Can I use a different type of ham for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a different type of pre-cooked ham for this recipe.
Do I need to baste the ham while it's cooking?
Yes, you should baste the ham with the glaze while it's cooking in the Ninja Foodi.
Can I make the glaze ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the glaze ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.
How should I store any leftover ham?
Store any leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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