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Madeira ham with apricots sliced on a white platter.
Madeira Ham with Apricots
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Natural Realse
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Who knew that you can cook a beautiful ham in a pressure cooker? Well, the truth is, it will be the most moist ham you've ever had because pressure cooking keeps it moist while heating it to the right temperature very quickly.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Easter, Holiday Favorites
Servings: 10
Calories: 447 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 5 pound bone-in ham
  • 12 whole cloves
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1 cup Madeira wine
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Score the ham by making cross hatch slices all over the ham about ¼-inch deep and push the cloves into some of the intersections of the slices. Brush the mustard all over the surface of the ham. Place a rack in the bottom of your pressure cooker and place the ham on top of it. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the ham and pour apple juice and Madeira wine into cooker. Scatter the apricots and raisins around the side of the ham and lock the lid in place.
  2. Pressure cook on HIGH for 25 minutes.
  3. Let the pressure release NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Let the ham rest on a cutting board, loosely tented with foil, for at least 10 minutes. In the meantime, turn the cooker to the BROWN or SIMMER setting and reduce the sauce by letting it simmer away while the ham rests. As an option, place the ham under the broiler and brush with some of the sauce to brown the exterior.
Recipe Notes

SUBSTITUTION: If you don’t have Madeira, you can substitute port, sherry or Marsala wines. If you don’t want to use a wine at all, try orange or apple juice or even just some chicken stock.

Nutrition Facts
Madeira Ham with Apricots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 2698mg112%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 53.5mg65%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.