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Old 12-19-2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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Help with Ham

Dh says he wants a ham for Christmas dinner. I've never made one and would like to know the tricks for cooking a great one. One major catch is that he doesn't like anything sweet with his pork. Crazy, I know, who doesn't like to dip their bacon in maple syrup?! I don't know anything about cooking a ham. Does it require a lot of attention or can I just throw it in the oven and forget about it while I tend to a new baby that will hopefully arrive by x-mas? Thanks a bunch! Any advice is always appreciated!

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usually the hams i get i can just pop into the oven and forget about it for awhile. what or if you decide to glaze it is entirely up to you. most everyone i know opts for sweet glazes though.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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I've never done one like this, but a lot of people swear by it--pour a couple cans of beer over the ham, cover then bake.

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I cooked one last Christmas for the first time also and it was pretty tasty. I did soak it in water for 24 hours to release the extra salt in it, then cooked it in the oven for about 4 hours (25 minutes per pound). I glazed mine with a honey spiced sauce and topped it with pineapples. I know your hubby doesn't want anything sweet so you might want to have the glaze on the side. Good luck.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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Take a look at this recipe.

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