What temperature should I cook a ham?
- For raw, fresh ham, the USDA advises cooking to an internal temperature of 145°F. The higher the ham cooks above 145°F, the drier the flavor and texture.
Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring the pot to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or until glaze is syrupy. Place the ham in the pan and pour half of the glaze over it. Bake the ham for 2 hours. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Place the ham, uncovered, in the oven.
How long does it take to cook a raw ham?
Place uncovered in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
When done, let the ham rest for a few minutes before slicing.
How do you cook a ham that is not precooked?
To make clean up easier, line your roasting pan with aluminum foil. Do not add water to the roaster. To avoid drying out ham, cook slowly at 325ºF. Allow 20 to 30 minutes per pound for ham that has not been precooked (follow directions on label for precooked hams).
Do you add water to bake a ham?
→ Follow this tip: Place the ham cut-side down in a baking pan. Cover the ham with foil or use a baking bag to heat up the ham until it’s time to glaze. You can also add a little bit of liquid, like wine or water, to the bottom of the baking pan for some additional moisture.
How do I know if my ham is raw or cooked?
Examine the color of the meat. Look for pale meat in fresh hams and pink to dark pink meat in wet or dry-cured hams. Smoked hams are darkest of all: a deep, ruddy pink. The darker the color of the ham, the more likely it has been smoked or aged, two methods that produce hams that need no cooking.