How to Prepare Ossian Hams

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How to Prepare Ossian Hams
This ham is similar to the whole smoked hams sold by Ossian hams. (Holiday Ham image by ALLAN GROSSKRUEGER from

Ossian hams are a regional staple for those near their Fort Wayne, Indiana, packing plant. The company offers cured, smoked spiral-sliced bone-in and boneless hams for the holidays. Order Ossian hams for yourself or as gifts by calling the company or sending an e-mail through its website. Preparing these high-quality hams is the same as preparing any spiral-sliced bone-in or boneless ham. As they have been cooked and smoked before packing, all you need to do is reheat the ham for your dinner.

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Things you need

  • Baking dish
  • Pineapple slices (optional)
  • Ham glaze (optional)
  • Aluminium foil
  • Meat thermometer

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  1. 1

    Store your Ossian ham in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

  3. 3

    Place your Ossian ham in a baking dish. Optionally top it with pineapple slices and your favourite ham glaze.

  4. 4

    Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake at 163 degrees Celsius until a meat thermometer registers 60 degrees Celsius. Boneless hams require five to 12 minutes per pound and bone-in hams need 20 to 30 minutes per pound.

  5. 5

    Cool the ham for 15 minutes after removing it from the oven before slicing and serving.

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