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Tips For Cooking The Perfect Ham

Ham is a holiday favorite for families across the U.S. Serving a Kunzler ham not only tastes good, itís also easy to prepare because all Kunzler hams are fully cooked and ready-to-eat. If youíre looking to WOW your crowd, consider heating the ham and adding a glaze while baking. From start to finish, we can help you prepare the perfect holiday ham.

How to cook a Kunzler Ham

Selecting the right ham:

When selecting a ham, use the following guide to estimate the size you need to buy according to the number of servings the ham should yield:

- 1/4 to 1/3 pound per serving of boneless ham
- 1/3 to 1/2 pound of meat per serving of ham with little bone
- 3/4 to 1 pound of meat per serving of ham with large bone

Preparing the ham:

  • Set your oven on bake at 325 degrees F. Allow 15 minutes per pound for your fully cooked ham to be heated through.
  • Prepare a glaze. Consider glazes made from OJ, brown sugar, honey, or mustard and spices.
    Get an easy glaze recipe.
  • Place the ham cut-side down in a baking pan. To ensure the ham stays moist and juicy, create a tin foil tent and place over the ham to keep it from drying out.
  • Brush the ham with a glaze and continue to baste it with pan juices every 20 minutes throughout the entire cooking time.
  • Create a caramelized coating by removing the foil and turn your oven to broil for about 5 minutes to allow brushed glaze and juices to brown. Do not allow the glaze to get too dark.
  • When the ham reaches 160 degrees in the center, it is ready to serve and eat.

Carving the ham:

Once the ham is cooked, you need to carve the ham, serve and enjoy! Watch this how-to video and you can’t go wrong when carving your ham.


Sources:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Pork/Ham101.htm
http://www.recipetips.com/cooking-videos/v-0-rt900042/how-to-carve-a-ham.asp
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78989/how_to_cook_the_perfect_holiday_ham.html
http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/prepare-the-perfect-ham/Detail.aspx