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HOW LONG TO COOK HAM

The preparation of ham in the oven can result in a main course that is not only delicious but also stunning, but it can also be a time-consuming operation. The amount of time it takes to cook a ham will vary depending on a few different aspects, such as the size of the ham, the technique of cooking used, and the level of doneness that is sought. The following is a rough estimate of the amount of time necessary to cook a ham:

 

Ham that has been cooked in the oven requires the oven to be preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and the ham to be placed in a roasting pan before it can be cooked. The ham should be cooked for 10 to 15 minutes per pound to reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. For illustration purposes, the cooking time for a ham weighing 10 pounds will be approximately 2.5–3.5 hours, while the cooking time for a ham weighing 20 pounds will be approximately 4-6 hours.

 

Ham prepared in a slow cooker To prepare ham in a slow cooker, insert the ham in the slow cooker and add a small amount of water or broth. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. The ham should be cooked over low heat for six to eight hours, or until it achieves an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Ham cooked in an Instant Pot: Place the ham in the Instant Pot and add a small amount of water or broth. This will allow the ham to cook properly in the Instant Pot. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn it to the “manual” or “pressure cook” setting for 10 minutes per pound. For illustration purposes, the cooking time for a ham weighing 10 pounds will be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, while the cooking time for a ham weighing 20 pounds will be approximately 3 hours.

 

Use a meat thermometer to determine whether or not your ham has reached the appropriate internal temperature before serving it, regardless of the method of cooking you choose to employ. When the internal temperature of a ham hits 140 degrees Fahrenheit, it is considered completely cooked; however, it can be served at a temperature that is lower than that if the consumer so chooses. If the core of your ham should be somewhat pink, you can remove it from the oven or slow cooker after it reaches an internal temperature of 135-137 degrees Fahrenheit. This is dependent on personal preference. Just remember to give the ham some time to relax before you start cooking it.

 

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