This Air Fryer Ham recipe comes out tender and juicy with a deliciously glazed finish!

Now you can cook up a “Sunday Ham” with the ever-amazing air fryer! Slice this Air Fryer Ham into cubes and make sandwiches, or dice up cooked ham and add to soups or toss on salads.

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An Easy Roast Ham

For holidays my kids prefer a glazed ham over roast turkey (I love both as long as I have stuffing) so I make a baked ham for most holidays.

  • Air Fryer ham is perfect for a smaller crowd.
  •  This is quick, it cooks in less than an hour.
  • The sweet glaze is great with the salty flavor of the ham.
  • We love air fryer dishes for the quick and easy clean up!

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No Air Fyer? No Problem! To cook in the oven we use this baked ham recipe.

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Ingredients and Variations

HAM This recipe starts with a 3-pound ham, but a larger ham can be cut into two equal pieces as long as it fits in the air fryer. The key to a super moist air fryer ham is to wrap the ham in foil to allow it to heat through without getting too browned or drying out. Be sure your ham says it’s fully cooked on the package.

GLAZE Ham glaze is easy to make. We use brown sugar but if you don’t have any, use whatever sweetener you do have (like honey or even melted jelly). Or try Raisin Sauce over your ham for something different!

Air Fryer Ham in tin foil in the air fryer

How to Cook Air Fryer Ham

  1. Preheat air fryer & wrap ham in foil (per the recipe below).
  2. Add the ham to the air fryer. While ham is cooking, whisk together glaze ingredients.
  3. Open aluminum foil and brush the ham with.
  4. Continue cooking until heated through. Uncover and cook a few minutes to brown.

steps for making air fryer ham


The ham is first cooked wrapped in foil so it can heat through without drying out. Once cooked, fold down the edges of the foil but not all of the way. You want the foil to catch any drips of glaze so they don’t burn in the bottom of the air fryer.

While the ham rests, place a veggie tossed with oil in the air fryer for an easy meal!

Great Sides for Ham Dinner

Picnic and potluck ready, air fryer hams go with nearly anything!

Ways to Use Leftover Ham

Find all of our favorite leftover ham recipes here.

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Air Fryer Ham

This fail-proof Air Fryer Ham is easy to make and comes out tender & moist every time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 small fully cooked ham about 3 pounds


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder


  • Preheat air fryer to 320°F.
  • Wrap ham in foil, ensuring that the seam is at the top so it can be opened.
  • Place the wrapped ham in the air fryer and cook 25 minutes.
  • While ham is cooking, combine glaze ingredients.
  • After 25 minutes, unwrap the ham and drizzle glaze over top.
  • Place back in the air fryer (close seam again) and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until ham reaches 135-140°F.
  • Fold the foil down and cook the ham an additional 5-10 minutes or unti the glaze is browned and the ham reaches 145°F. Rest 10 minutes before serving.


No Air Fryer? No Problem!  We use this recipe to bake ham in the oven. It can also be cooked in a slow cooker.
If your ham is too tall to fit into your air fryer, it can be sliced before wrapping in foil. If slicing the ham before cooking, you may need to reduce cook time.
Air fryers can vary, this recipe was tested in a Cosori 5.8qt air fryer. Check your ham early so it doesn't overcook and dry out. Use a meat thermometer to ensure it doesn't overcook.
SHAPE MATTERS! A thinner flatter shaped ham will need less time than a rounder football shaped ham.
5 from 33 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 550 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 3931mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Entree, Ham, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. So simple and delicious. Have used this recipe a few times and it really takes the ham up to a new level.5 stars