How Long to Cook Christmas Ham; Temperature, Time

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
December 25, 2013 Updated: March 12, 2018

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 

You can make diagonal cuts about an inch apart just a little ways into the ham’s surface, cover it in a glaze, and put some cloves in the cuts for extra flavor (remove the cloves before eating). 

See the Epoch Times compilation of ham recipes.

2. Stick an oven-safe meat thermometer in, making sure it reaches the center, but doesn’t hit the bone. Cook until the ham reaches a temperature of 140 to 150 degrees F.  Cooking time will vary depending on the size, so here’s a chart from Betty Crocker to give you an idea: