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How To Heat a Fully Cooked Ham

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How To Heat a Cooked Ham

How To Heat a Fully Cooked Ham

Photo: Diana Rattray

The flavor of a 'fully cooked' ham is greatly improved by heating. Here are the basics.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: varies

Here's How:

  1. First, check the label for instructions. It should be labeled 'fully cooked' or 'cook before eating.'
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. If the ham is labeled 'fully cooked' (does not require heating), heat for 8 to 10 minutes per pound, or to an internal temperature of 140°F.
  4. If the ham is labeled 'cook before eating,' heat to an internal temperature of 160°F.

Tips:

  1. Before glazing a ham, remove all but about 1/4-inch of the fat.
  2. For a tasty, caramelized coating, sprinkle the fat of the ham with brown sugar which has been pressed through a sieve.

What You Need:

  • A Ham

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