Baking a Ham

United States
March 27, 2010 2:06pm CST
First let me say that I prefer a slow roasted turkey to ham every day of the week. But this year for Easter, we are going to the home of a family that attends the church where my husband pastors. Their entire family will be there including both of their parents, brother and sisters, nieces and nephews and children & their spouses. It is a potluck lunch and I told Leah I would bring a meat. Hubby insists that it must be ham for Easter. I remember growing up, my grandfather made this wonderful sweet glaze that he put on the ham, and then topped it with pineapple and Marachinno cherries. So I have been looking this last week for a grat recipe for a glaze to put on my ham. But I can't seem to find one that just sounds great. Do any of you have any suggestions? What (if anything) will you be cooking for the Noon meal on Easter Sunday. Will you be joining family or dining out?
6 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Mar 10
Hi Carpenter, I don't have any idea friend in making ham. but i love eating ham. i admire you for having the skills to prepare it. how i wish i can develop that skill and also make some for my family.
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• United States
31 Mar 10
Baking the ham is actually fairly easy. Here where I live (Arkansas, USA) you can also purchase them in the stores, that are precooked or smoked. All you have to do is put them in a pan, and place them in the oven for an hour or so until they are heated through, and then slice. Perhaps you should look at your local market to see if this type is available to you.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
31 Mar 10
thanks for the tips. i will take note of it. to be practical for now i will buy the reasdy to cook ones. then focus on this when i have enough time to learn about making one. enjoy the ham friend!
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• United States
11 May 11
I hope you had luck finding a pre=cooked ham. We are in a new church, and in a new state. Our services are all one one day now. No evening services and no Wednesday prayer meetings. We have three services on Sunday with a lunch in between the 2nd and 3rd. families take turns providing the meal. Two weeks ago, my mother in law and I did the lunch. I slow roasted two turkey's. oh man were they good!
@bunnybon7 (38375)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Mar 10
gee i wonder why i never thought of that. we will probably just have a chicken baked or something. not sure. of course the kids that are coming will probably be here after their church dinner. so may not be hungry that much except for candy
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• United States
11 May 11
I had such a wonderful time watching my three year old great nephew hunt for eggs in the back yard of my mother and father in law's house this Easter. Of course the most fun we had was pulling out his new jar of bubbles and Auntie Paula blowing them for almost an hour while he chased them in the wind to pop them!!!!
@bunnybon7 (38375)
• Holiday, Florida
11 May 11
wow. where ya' been friend?
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Oh I love ham for Easter dinner. Now we buy a spiral sliced ham and use the sauce that comes with it. However before we started buying spiral sliced we would make our own sauce using the juice from a can of pineapple rings mixed with brown sugar. The rings of pineapple with a cherry in the middle would be placed on the ham with tooth picks and the sauce would be poured over and then basted during cooking. Sometimes a bit of ground clove was added to the sauce or we would stick whole cloves in the ham and remove them at serving time. With the basting the clove flavor would incorporate into the sauce....Yum
• United States
31 Mar 10
These recipes all sound great! I never would have thought about using cherry pie filling! But, I do not eat raisins in any shape form or fashion. They just taste nasty to me! LOL I may have to try that one with the pineapple preserves. It sounds easy and quite tasty!
• United States
29 Mar 10
One of the joys of being a college student is unfortunately i am not always able to go home when i want. As i was sick two weeks ago and last week being spring break, I have now been off work for 3 weeks. So this weekend i will probably end up having to work. My brother wants me to come and visit him so i might do that. If not its good old cafeteria food for me. I will probably not cook anything this year. Though i plan on coming home next year and will probably be in the kitchen helping mom cook (thats one of my favorite things to do!)
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• United States
31 Mar 10
My youngest daughter has to work Sunday as well. She isn't going to be able to come home this weekend. She goes to college about 3 hours from here, and works Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at Pizza Hut. She said her manager was having trouble finding people to work Easter Sunday. They aren't even opening until 2 p.m. that day, but she was expecting to be really busy Sunday evening. I'm sure, as there will be many who won't want to cook supper after having such a large Easter Sunday lunch.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I agree with, I like a slow roasted turkey better then ham, but I am going to my Aunt's for dinner. I will making dessert,that is usually my part of the meal. I have never made a ham.
• United States
31 Mar 10
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that a turkey is better than ham! I think sometimes, that a ham is too salty. My mom fixed one at Christmas. It was already precooked, and you just had to put it in the oven and heat it and slice it. But it tasted salt to me, and just not very good. I only ate a small piece and went back to my turkey! LOL
@GardenGerty (106759)
• United States
28 Mar 10
My brother just mixes the pineapple and cherry juice with a little brown sugar, boils it to dissolve and brushes the ham with it. I cannot remember what I did in the past, as no one liked glazed ham when I used to cook them. I will be at my brother's house, along with my husband and many others. Have a really blessed Easter.
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• United States
31 Mar 10
That sounds easy. I know that there is a packet with some hams, but I used one last year, and my kids didn't care for it. So I may just try this! I'm still not positive that I'm even going to cook a ham. I found out today that it's just going to be Mike and I. Lauren isn't going to be able to come home. James is working in Northeast Arkansas, and so Whitney (my daughter in law to be) is going to see him. Kristen is going to church with Aaron and then to lunch at his grandparents.