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.
How do I cook a precooked ham?
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Place the ham on a rack in a large baking pan and add about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch of water to the pan.
If the ham is labeled ‘fully cooked’ (does not require heating), heat it in the oven for about 10 minutes per pound, or to an internal temperature of 140 F.
How long does it take to cook a ham in the oven?
Put the ham, flat-side down, on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour 1/4 inch water into the bottom of the pan. Transfer to the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham registers 130 degrees F, about 2 hours, 30 minutes (about 15 minutes per pound).
Do you add water to bake a ham?
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 you bake a ham without drying it out?
How to Cook Spiral Ham Without Drying It Out
- Preheat 350.
- Remove spiral ham from package, reserve the liquid. Put spiral ham in pan with rack with fat side UP.
- Pour package juices in the bottom of the pan to avoid drying it out.
- Cover spiral ham tightly with foil, no steam escapes.
- Place CENTER of oven.