How To Cook A Whole Bone In Ham

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A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves, and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow cooking method and a blast of high heat at the end, caramelizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.



A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.


A whole bone in ham is the most effortless meat to cook for a holiday meal.  The preparation is equally as easy.  

A whole ham is larger than needed for a regular meal but perfect for a large gathering or save and have for those wonderful leftover ham recipes.

Most hams you buy are fully cooked, and all you do is score the ham and, if you want, add a simple glaze.  My family prefers the natural juices from the ham to baste the ham instead of a glaze.  

By scoring a diamond pattern in the ham into the fat and skin, being sure not to get into the meat itself will allow the juices to soak into the meat and flavor it.


A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.

TIPS FOR THE BEST BAKED HAM


Ham is easy to cook, but there are some terrific tips to ensure your ham turns outs superb.  


  • Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours before baking.  This will ensure the center of the ham is evenly cooked to the outside.

  • Cook the ham with a low and slow method.

  • Don't overcook the ham.  Remember, the ham is fully cooked when purchased.  The ham is just being heated for serving.

  • The rule of thumb is to cook the ham for 10 minutes per pound.

  • While cooking the ham, cover the ham with foil until the last 30 minutes when placing the ham under the broiler to caramelize the outside.

  • Let rest for 20 minutes before carving to let the juices distribute in the meat.


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A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.


WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A WHOLE BONE IN HAM


  • Carving knife

  • Large roasting pan with a rack

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

  • Whole bone in ham


A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.



HOW TO MAKE A WHOLE BONE IN HAM


  • Remove ham from the refrigerator still in the wrapper a couple of hours before cooking.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  While heating, score the ham.

  • How to score the ham.  Place the fat side of the ham up in a large roasting pan.  

  • Score slices of ham down to just above the meat (1/4" to 1/2" deep) in 2" inch widths across the ham from one side of the ham to the other.

  • Turn the ham and score slices of ham down to just above the meat in 2" inch widths across the ham from one side to the other side of the ham.

  • Add two cups of water or enough so that the water reaches 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan.  

  • Cover the pan with foil securing the sides tightly.  Place the ham in the oven.

  • Set the timer according to the amount of pounds times 10 minutes (10 minutes per pound).

  • Remove the ham from the oven.  Increase the temperature of the oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Spoon the juices over the top of the ham liberally.  Place ham in the oven.

  • Baste the pan juices liberally every 10 minutes until the meat is caramelized enough to your liking.

  • Remove the ham from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving and serving.


A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.



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A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow method of cooking and a blast of high heat at the end carmalizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and superb flavor.



 






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