Baked Ham

Place an uncooked or “cook before eating” ham (See Index Card G), fat side up, on a rack in a shallow baking pan. (Have ham at room temperature.) Bake in a moderately low oven, 325°, using chart below. About 45 minutes before end of baking time, remove ham from oven. Slit rind with scissor and peel off. If a glaze is desired, proceed as directed below before returning ham to the oven to complete baking.

TO GLAZE HAM: With a sharp knife, make cuts 1/4 inch deep in the fat in a diamond pattern. Stud with whole cloves. Make a paste of 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, 3 tablespoons prepared mustard, and a little water; pat over surface. Bake 45 minutes longer; baste frequently with ham fat.

Timetable for Baking Uncooked Ham

Whole Ham
8 to 10 pounds 2 3/4 to 3 hours
10 to 12 pounds 3 to 3 1/2 hours
12 to 15 pounds 3 1/2 to 4 hours
16 to 18 pounds 4 to 4 1/2 hours

Half Ham
5 to 8 pounds 2 1/4 to 3 hours

5 to 8 pounds 3 to 4 1/2 hours

©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York Published by COOKINDEX – Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc. New York

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