Turn any dinner into an elegant occasion with this mouthwatering honey glazed ham recipe.

Smoky ham is brushed with a sticky glaze bursting with citrusy, tangy flavor.

Thanks to the magic of air frying, this delicious honey-glazed ham recipe comes out tender, juicy, and flavorful every time!

Honey Glazed Air Fryer Ham on a cutting board with oranges and rosemary.

Honey Glazed Air Fryer Ham

  • The air fryer makes it easy to get that oven-roasted flavor, with minimal effort.
  • If ham is featured in your holiday feast, this air fryer recipe saves valuable oven space for all those other dishes.
  • Easy prep and cleanup with this foil-wrapped honey-glazed ham.
  • Tasty leftovers! When it comes to Air Fryer ham, nothing ever goes to waste. Leftovers can be repurposed in soups, casseroles, or breakfast sandwiches to feed a crowd
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Ingredients and Variations

Ham – Make sure you buy a small enough ham (about 2-3 pounds) that can fit, or can be cut to fit, your air fryer. A bone-in ham, while flavorful, might not be appropriate for this recipe unless you can find one small enough. Spiral cut hams are great pre-cooked hams and make for easy and elegant slices. They often come with a glaze packet which you can save for other recipes!

Glaze – The honey, brown sugar, and orange juice glaze gives that sweet-salty flavor combo that makes this honey glazed ham recipe famous! Pineapple or apple juice is also delicious in ham glazes. Maple syrup can be substituted for honey, for an extra layer of flavor.

Variations – A roasted ham covered with juicy pineapple slices or served alongside air fryer pineapple always makes for an impressive presentation! Cooking for one? Try a glazed ham steak instead, and reduce the cooking time.

How to Make Air Fryer Ham

Here’s how to make sure your ham comes out juicy and flavorful.

  1. Wrap ham in foil. Make sure the foil does not touch the air fryer heating element. If necessary, trim the ham from the bottom to fit.
  2. Place ham in the air fryer basket seam side up, and cook (per the recipe below).
  3. While the ham is cooking, mix the glaze ingredients. Remove the basket, carefully open the foil, and generously brush the top with the glaze mixture.
  4. Reseal the foil and cook for an additional few minutes. Then open the foil and cook for a few minutes to brown the glaze.
Honey Glazed Air Fryer Ham on a cutting board

Pro Tips for Honey Glazed Ham

  • Serve hot with delicious sides, such as praline sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus, or cheese bread!
  • For easy clean-up and juicy results, make sure the foil packet is well sealed, and place it seam-side up in the air fryer basket. Do not allow the seam to touch the air fryer heating element.
  • Trim the ham from the bottom to make it fit if necessary. If using an uncut ham, score the top in a crisscross pattern to help crisp up the skin.

Storing Ham

Leftovers should be tightly wrapped in plastic and stored in zip bags for 3-5 days in the refrigerator, or in the freezer for up to two months.

If freezing, wrap in foil first, then plastic to prevent drying out. Then to reheat, just thaw in the refrigerator, pop the foil packet into the air fryer, and heat until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Side Dishes for Ham

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Honey Glazed Air Fryer Ham

This air fryer honey glazed ham has the perfect sweet and savory glaze.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 small smoked ham about 3 pounds


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 320°F.
  • Wrap ham in foil ensuring that the ham doesn't touch the top of the air fryer. If it does, it can be cut in half horizontally.
  • Place the wrapped ham in the air fryer ensuring the seam of the foil is at the top. Cook the ham for 25 minutes.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and brush over the ham.
  • Reseal the foil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes. The ham should reach 135°F.
  • Open the foil and cook an additional 5-10 minutes to brown the glaze.


Ensure the ham reaches 145°F.
Rest 10 minutes before serving.
This ham will keep covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Slices can be frozen between sheets of parchment paper in a zippered bag for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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