Holidays can be so stressful, especially now that we are doing most of our own cooking due to stay-at-home orders. This recipe will make your holiday ham dinner shine more brightly, and with less time!
My family loves ham, and after all the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers in November, we are all ready for ham at Christmas!
What Makes a Great Ham Dinner?
Actually, whatever your family likes to eat! Commonly, we do almost the same dinner as Thanksgiving, only with ham, and without the stuffing and cranberry sauce!
Tools You Need to Make Your Dinner Ham
There are a couple of things you want to have on hand to make this, but you probably already have at least one of them in your kitchen.
First, you need a roasting pan large enough to accommodate a 10lb ham.
Next, you’ll need a roasting bag.
The recipe below is for a very simple holiday dinner ham, but you may choose to add pineapple, maraschino cherries, or a brown sugar glaze to yours depending on your family’s taste. (Variations are in the notes.)
Easiest Holiday Ham
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 8 to 10 pound fully-cooked ham half bone-in
- whole cloves
- 1 reynolds kitchens® large oven bag
- PREHEAT oven to 325°F.
- SHAKE flour in a Reynolds Kitchens® Large Oven Bag, place in roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Trim skin and fat from ham, leaving a thin layer of fat. Lightly score surface of ham in a diamond pattern; insert cloves.
- PLACE ham in oven bag.
- CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2-inch slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in bag into thickest part of ham, not touching bone. Tuck ends of bag in pan to prepare for cooking.
- BAKE 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reads a temperature of 140°F. Let stand in oven bag 15 minutes.
Need some ideas for sides? Check out my Easy Side Dishes post!
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