How to reheat leftover ham

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How to reheat leftover ham
Reheat ham slices so they remain moist. (Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Knowing how to properly reheat your ham makes all the difference in not ending up with a dried out, unappealing piece of meat. How you reheat ham depends on the type of ham you are reheating. Hams either come uncooked of fully cooked. If you are reheating a fully cooked product, the heating requirements are lower, but even if the ham is already cooked, cook the ham to a higher temperature if it was uncooked when you purchased it to cook it to a safe temperature level. With the proper reheating method, the end result is a fully cooked, moist piece of ham.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Oven-safe cooking dish
  • Aluminium foil
  • Meat thermometer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Place the leftover ham pieces or slices in an oven-safe cooking dish.

  3. 3

    Cover the dish with aluminium foil to seal in moisture and prevent the ham from drying out.

  4. 4

    Place the dish in the oven.

  5. 5

    Check the ham about every 10 minutes. Insert a meat thermometer into the middle of a couple pieces of ham. The ham is ready when it registers 60 degrees Celsius for previously packaged fully cooked ham or 73.9 degrees Celsius for fully cooked leftover ham.

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