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How to Cook Holiday Ham from Heaven

We are usually all “turkeyed” out come Easter, so we go in a different direction with Holiday Ham from Heaven

How to Cook Retro Holiday Ham from Heaven:

Holiday Ham - tonysmarket.comThough you might think it’s unconventional, this is my Grandmother’s method of preparing a Holiday ham. It is delicious beyond measure served hot, and oh-so-good served cold for a picnic or buffet…You’ll wake up craving ham sandwiches during the night! Kimberly Turner

Type: Entrée Recipe

Serve with: a Holiday feast
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min + 20-30 min/lb of ham + 20 min cooling time



  • Regardless of whether you are using a processed or unprocessed ham, we use the same method.
  1. Place ham into a large stock pot of water that has been combined with bay leaf, peppercorns, onion and ginger ale.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30 min/lb of ham. * Tip: Regardless of how long it’s been boiling, the internal temperature needs to measure 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.
  3. Partly cool the ham in the water, drain and remove the fatty skin. * Tip: We love it just like this – sliced and arranged on a platter, but for extra special occasions, we continue preparation.
  4. Place ham on a roasting platter and rub all sides and top with brown sugar.
  5. Place maraschino cherries and pineapple slices all over ham using toothpicks.
  6. Roast ham uncovered at 325 degrees F for 30 min, frequently basting with some pineapple juice mixed with brown sugar. * Tip: Basting with pineapple juice and brown sugar will make the ham nice & shiny, which will be perfect for a beautiful display.
  7. Slice ham and serve accentuating cherries and pineapple slices. * Tip: Serve extra basting liquid in a gravy boat.

This is so gorgeous when served and tastes even better…Make sure you plan accordingly, so that you will have leftovers of your Holiday Ham from Heaven.


I hope you enjoyed this Ham Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

[tags]ham, holiday ham, holidays, Easter recipe, Christmas recipe, Thanksgiving recipe, pork, entertaining recipe[/tags]

photo: tonysmarket.com

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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    • Absolutely!

      In fact, we’ve even used Coca-Cola and it was really great that way too…

      Kimberly 🙂

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