How Long to Cook Christmas Ham; Temperature, Time

BY Tara MacIsaac TIMEDecember 25, 2013 PRINT

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: 

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Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
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