Heating times for a fully cooked ham vary depending on whether the ham has a bone in it. In both cases, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Hatfield and Smithfield Farmland suggest heating a fully baked ham approximately 15 minutes per pound. The size of the ham may require shorter or longer cooking times.
Baking a ham requires the cook to select a recipe, such as the one for baked ham featured at Allrecipes.com. This recipe is for a bone-in-ham and requires four ingredients to prepare. The ham is placed into a roasting pan, covered with cloves and brown sugar, then baked.
Cooked ham lasts around three to four days when stored in the refrigerator. Cooked ham lasts three to four months when stored in the freezer.
It is safe to bake fully cooked ham with the assistance of children as long as adequate precautions are taken and parents supervise the process. Parents should instruct children about safety guidelines in advance so that baking can be fun.
The recommended cooking time for ham varies based on type and weight. A whole cooked, smoked ham should be cooked for 15 to 18 minutes per pound, while a half bone-in smoked ham should be cooked for 22 to 25 minutes per pound.
It is best to cover a fully cooked ham with foil when baking it. Fully cooked hams can become dry when reheating, and covering them tightly with foil prevents excessive dryness.
Most cooked meats including ham can be left at room temperature for up to 2 hours. If the area is warmer, the food may only be safe for up to 30 minutes. After that period, there is an increased chance of contracting a foodborne bacteria.
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.
Alton Brown and Paula Deen both offer recipes for cooking ham on FoodNetwork.com, both of which require cooking the ham for several hours. Both recipes also call for coating the ham in some combination of spices, sauces and juices for flavor.