Kentucky Legend Ham Cooking Instructions

By Dana Poblete

Whether you're planning a festive meal for a holiday or simply a family dinner, a precooked ham is a smart option. You'll save time, and leftover ham is a versatile ingredient for other meals. Green beans, oven-roasted sweet potatoes, or curried fruit pair well with ham for any occasion. Try Kentucky Legend hams, which are sugar-cured and smoked twice for flavor. You can find this brand in grocery stores nationwide.

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Smoked ham

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Remove the Kentucky Legend ham from the packaging and place it in a baking dish that's at least 2 inches deep.

Step 3

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Crimp the edges of the foil tightly over the pan edges to prevent steam from escaping.

Step 4

Place the baking dish into the oven and heat the ham until a meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The amount of time this takes depends on the size and shape of the ham.

Step 5

When the ham is heated through, remove the baking pan from the oven. Leave the foil on the pan for 15 minutes to rest the meat before removing it and carving.