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This picture-perfect spiced ham looks like it can stand in for a centerpiece during a holiday meal, but it isn’t reserved just for special occasions. Using the temperature probe of the multi-function cooker ensures the ham is cooked to the ideal temperature throughout, making it easy enough to treat your friends and family to year-round.


Yield: 12 to 14 servings

8-11 pound bone-in or spiral-cut ham

Spice Rub for Ham
5 whole allspice berries

5 whole cloves

2 whole star anise

2 bay leaves

Zest of 1 large orange

1” piece ginger

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

Bourbon Brown Mustard Glaze
½ cup chopped pecans, chopped

¼ cup butter

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon light corn syrup

1 cup powdered sugar

¼ cup bourbon

¼ cup spicy brown mustard

2 tablespoons whipping cream


Based on 32 ratings

Preparation Method

Make the spice rub:

  1. In a spice grinder, grind the allspice berries, cloves, star anise and bay leaves.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Grind the zest and add to spices.
  4. Grind the ginger and add to spices.
  5. Add the brown sugar and salt, stir to incorporate.
  6. Rub the entire ham with the spice rub.
  7. Place ham in Multi-function Cooker.
  8. Position temperature probe into the thickest part of the ham and cover.
  9. Insert the probe’s plug into the port.
  10. Set the Multi-Function Cooker to Program 1 Low.
  11. Set the probe temperature to 145°F and cook until the probe temperature chime sounds, 2-4 hours.
  12. Remove ham to a cutting board, cover with foil and set aside.

Make the glaze:

  1. In the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker with the heat set to Sauté/Sear Medium, add pecans to the vessel and stir until toasted, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove to a plate. Set aside.
  3. In the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker with the heat set to Sauté/Sear High, melt the butter and whisk in brown sugar and corn syrup for 1 minute.
  4. Add powdered sugar, bourbon, mustard and whipping cream; whisk until creamy.
  5. Add the pecans and stir.
  6. Spoon the finished glaze into a bowl and let cool.
  7. Preheat an oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle position.
  8. Return the ham to the vessel of the Multi-Function Cooker.
  9. Spoon half of the glaze all over the ham.
  10. Bake the ham, uncovered, for 10 minutes to reheat and set the glaze.
  11. Serve with warmed, remaining glaze.