What is the cooking time and temperature for ham?


Quick Answer

Fresh uncooked ham needs to be baked at 325 degrees F or higher and cooked for anywhere between five and 40 minutes, states What's Cooking America. Exact cooking times vary based on weight, the presence of bones and other factors.

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Cooking time must be sufficient for the meat's internal temperature to reach at least 160 degrees F for cook-before-eating ham. Some hams are sold fully cooked and can be served cold. When serving a precooked ham warm, the meat should be reheated in an oven set to 325 degrees F or higher. Fully cooked hams only need to reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F or higher.

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