Four ways to cook ham

So, how do you cook a ham? Well, here’s how we do it.

Four recipes, from the simplest to the most fussy.

Just Ham

This ham is delicious. It’s fully cooked. The flavor will stand on its own even without doing anything to it. You could slice it and serve it cold.

Or just warm it up in a roaster with 2 cups water in the bottom, which will keep it from drying out.

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Laura’s family made this every other Sunday growing up. Super quick, yummy & easy!

  • 1 can of crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Throw it all together in a roaster, or the oven covered in foil. Bake for 2-2 1/2 hours, Shovel the good stuff on top a few times for good measure. Slice and serve.

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

This is Carmen’s family recipe

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Pat ham dry. Stud with cloves if you’re fancy that way. Glaze. Tent with tin foil. Baste as you go.

Bake @ 325 degrees for about 18-20 minutes per pound. (about 2-2 1/2 hours). Slice and serve.

Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham

This is the one I’m goin’ for!

  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sliced oranges to make it pretty 🙂

Pat ham dry. Score in criss/cross pattern to let the goodness soak in down through the meat. Brush with glaze. Tent with tin foil. Bake @ 325 degrees for about 18-20 minutes per pound. (about 2-2/12 hours)

The last 20 minutes, increase oven temp to 425 degrees. Baste with more glaze, arrange orange slices to roast and caramelize on top or next to your ham. Baste again after 10 minutes. Slice and serve.


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