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How to Cook Ham

How to Cook a Fully Cooked Ham

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Half a baked ham
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Here's how to cook a fully cooked ham:

1. Check the label for instructions. It should be labeled 'fully cooked' or 'cook before eating.'

2. Heat the oven to 350° F.

3. If the ham is labeled 'fully cooked', 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.

More about cooking a ham:

1. Before glazing a ham, remove some of the outer layer of fat, leaving about 1/4-inch.

2. Sprinkle the fat of the ham with brown sugar for a flavorful, caramelized coating.

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