Ham Question

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Ok, I have a stupid question. How do you cook a fully cooked whole ham? Is it just heated through since it is "fully cooked" or do you need to do more cooking? And what type of glaze do you put on it?

-- Kelly (kidi@homnet.com), February 17, 2002


I use a meat thermometer and cook to "140F cooked ham" on a 350F oven.

Brown sugar mixed with crushed pineapple/ground cloves, mixed, and spread over ham before cooking.

-- Marie (prettyhollow@yahoo.com), February 17, 2002.

I wrap mine up in foil and put it in a roaster and cook a whole ham about 3 hours. I just think it tastes better with some more cooking. I then unwrap it and glaze and return it to the oven for another 1/2 hr to 45 min. -- just depending on when we want to eat. After it is glazed you can pull the foil up over it again and it will stay hot for another hour.

For glaze: I use whatever fruit juice I have around (apple, orange, etc.) or if I am adding pineapples and/or cherries on top (my favorite way) I use the juice I drain off from the pineapple and cherries. Mix with brown sugar, cinnomon, and cloves. Somtimes I will even add in some applebutter if I still have some. This makes it great! I cook this in a pan for a few minutes then pour over the ham and brush it in.

Of course, being of the Martha Stewart persuassion....I will usually slice the fat on the top of ham into diamonds, stub with cloves, top with pineapple slices and cherries in the center of the pineapple.

-- Karen (mountains_mama@hotmail.com), February 19, 2002.

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