Baked Ham {Granny's Recipe}

Traditionally Baked Ham at our house growing up was served for special occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Mother always cooked it low and slow and she never put a glaze on it.

Mother's recipe for baked ham was fairly easy and yielded an absolutely delicious result. This is because she baked her ham low and slow not adding  any sweetening and the end result was melt in your mouth Deliciousness!

Special Occasion Baked Ham

  • 6-7 lbs. smoked picnic shoulder ham
  • 2 cups water

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Line a roaster pan with foil and put in a small rack. Remove the wrapper from the ham. Rinse the ham in cold water to remove any salted water.

Cut away the tough rind on the ham leaving at least 1/4 inch of the fat which helps keep the meat from drying out as it cooks. Score the top and the sides in a diamond pattern.

Place ham in roaster with the decorated side up. Bring up the sides of the foil to cover ham.  Pour water in bottom of pan.

Bake for 2 1/2  hours or 25 minutes per pound. Uncover ham and bake 30 minutes uncovered to crisp up the outside.

Place ham on a cutting board or serving platter and allow 20 minutes before carving.


  1. I love ham, but my favorite part is those "fat diamonds"! YUM.

  2. Stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Melynda ~ me soon as the picture was taken guess what I did? (giggles)

    Shannon ~ Thank you and I send you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving too!!! Blessings, K

  4. I'm strange (you already knew that) but this ham recipe has put me more in the Christmas spirit that all 25 boxes of my Christmas decorations combined.

  5. Mags ~ Love it!! Come on your not strange...wait, are you? Lol!


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