Classic Country Ham

classic country ham
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  • 12Servings


  • 1 cooked country ham (about 10 lbs.)
  • Glaze (optional)


Let the ham stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees . Place the ham on a rack set inside a roasting pan. Add 1/3 cup water; cover tightly with foil. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the ham in several spots (do not touch the bone) registers 140 degrees , 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees . Brush the ham with the glaze, if using. Roast until the glaze darkens, brushing occasionally with more glaze, 10 to 15 minutes. Let rest 30 minutes.