How to reheat a smoked ham without drying it out

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How to reheat a smoked ham without drying it out
You can reheat a smoked ham without overdrying it. (Holiday Ham image by ALLAN GROSSKRUEGER from

Ham can be an entrée for any special occasion. A smoked ham is cured or flavoured with smoke or smouldering ingredients like plants or herbs. The ham comes from the leg, thigh or rump of a pig. Because these sections are large, lots of leftovers are common. A fully cooked ham can even be eaten cold, but you can also reheat the ham without drying it out.

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Things you need

  • Roasting pan
  • Heavy duty aluminium foil

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Place about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a roasting pan.

  3. 3

    Place the ham in the oven roasting pan.

  4. 4

    Cover the entire roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminium foil. Seal the foil tightly around the edges of pan.

  5. 5

    Place the pan on a rack in the oven.

  6. 6

    Heat the ham 15 to 20 minutes for every pound of ham.

  7. 7

    Use a meat thermometer, check the internal temperature of the ham. The ham is ready when it reaches 71.1 degrees Celsius.

  8. 8

    Take the roasting pan out of the oven and remove the foil. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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