How Do You Prepare a Dinner Bell Ham?

To cook a Dinner Bell ham, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and place the ham on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake the ham for about 18 minutes per pound or until its internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Specific cooking time depends on the size and weight of the ham. A half ham requires 15 to 18 minutes cooking time per pound, and a full ham should cook for 18 to 24 minutes per pound. If the ham has a thick enough layer of fat, you can score it with a knife in a diamond pattern. You may also wish to brush the ham with a glaze frequently during the last hour of cooking. Use orange juice or pineapple juice mixed with honey, brown sugar, cloves, and/or mustard or dry mustard as a glaze. A baked ham pairs well with roasted vegetables such as beets, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn and warm dinner rolls. Leftover ham is also very versatile: you can use it in soups, omelettes, hash, sandwiches, casseroles and any number of other dishes. Use the leftover bone to cook flavorful soups and broths, such as the flavorful classic ham and split pea soup.