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Brown Sugar Air-Fryer Ham

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours


14 servings

This air-fryer ham features a simple, old-fashioned glaze just like Grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar counter the sweetness from the brown sugar and add tangy flavor. —Carol Strong Battle, Heathsville, Virginia


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°. Place ham on a double-thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern; seal foil. Place in air fryer. Cook until a thermometer reads 130°, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, mustard and enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Remove ham from air fryer. Spread sugar mixture over ham. Cook, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, 15-20 minutes longer, tenting with foil if glaze starts to brown.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces ham: 196 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.