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Honey Baked Ham. What is best way to heat -- oven or microwave?

Started 1303580692.213 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1303769398.907 by princess62

Per instructions, place slices on microwave-safe plate and cover, microwave the slices on high until warm. Or, if using a conventional oven, cover the ham with foil and heat at 275 degrees for 10 minutes per pound. They advise that overheating or cooking will tend to dry out the ham.

Which method would be better or would there be no difference as long as you keep checking ham to make sure it doesn't dry out. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Tuskney1303582150.823848 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011

I don't heat it. Because it does dry out, I seve it room temperature. And when I first get it home, I pull off a few pieces and eat them cold!

walker1303585577.173417 PostsRegistered 5/6/2005

I love this ham and the store where I get mine just suggests leaving it out on the counter to bring it to room temp before serving. I don't think I would use the microwave but instead a low temp oven for a few minutes if needed.

kitkom1303592001.4475646 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I don't like the taste of warm ham. I've always served mine at room temperature. It tastes the best that way. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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paShar1303593623.341738 PostsRegistered 1/14/2006Western Pennsylvania

Unless everyone is sitting at the table with fork in hand when you finish heating it - regardless of which method you use - it's going to be room temp anyhow. I think that's the best way to serve it.

Shar

Nightowlz1303593897.2778874 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Room temperature is good. I would not use the microwave unless you wanted to warm a few slices to eat. ITA with paShar.

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DiAnne1303597890.7975018 PostsRegistered 9/22/2010

Speaking from experience - many years ago I tried to heat up a Honeybaked Ham and ruined it. It drys out very quick.

Just leave it out to come to room temperature.

sunshine451303598967.6838264 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

room temperature OR pan fry slices with a bit of butter!

if it is an entire ham i prefer to use the oven to warm it up... never the microwave.

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circles1303599424.2516201 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I have been purchasing and serving Honey Baked Ham since I lived in Michigan...many many years ago....Never heated it up....always serve at room temperature...its tasty cold..but for company....room temperature....allow a lot of sit out time...it takes a while for it to get to room temperature...My son is serving it tomorrow...yum..

SuiGeneris1303599530.33482 PostsRegistered 10/24/2004Where one would least expect to find me . . .

Maria Louisa,

I agree with DiAnne; a few years ago I attempted to reheat a few slices, as per the instructions. The reheating not only dried out the slices, it also seemed to cause the ham to lose its flavor.

The rest of the ham we ate cold or at room temperature. My husband said he would never buy another honey baked ham, since he prefers to eat ham as a main dish with all the fixings. Since we had bought it to use as the main course for our Christmas dinner we were very disappointed with a dinner that featured cold ham.

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chips1303600719.233962 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010northern Michigan

HMMM... I picked up a honey baked last weekend and froze it for tomorrow. I have it thawing now. I will take it out of refrigerator tonight and let it thaw and gently warm it at 275 for about an hour tomorrow. Here's hoping.

carol-lamb1303651617.73536 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I had our Easter dinner yesterday as I have to take my daughter back to college today and I served a Honeybaked ham. I served it at room temperature, which I think is the best way. It was delicious. I made a new recipe for a pineapple sauce which I warmed up and served on the side. I used it as a dipping sauce and it went really nice with the ham.

stilltamn8r130366382212130 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006So Cal
On 4/24/2011 carol-lamb said:

I had our Easter dinner yesterday as I have to take my daughter back to college today and I served a Honeybaked ham. I served it at room temperature, which I think is the best way. It was delicious. I made a new recipe for a pineapple sauce which I warmed up and served on the side. I used it as a dipping sauce and it went really nice with the ham.

carol-lamb- would you kindly post your recipe for the pineapple sauce? i am still undecided about the sauce for todays ham!!!

PinkSugar1303665039.66720116 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I would never put a honey baked ham in the microwave.........ewww!

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carol-lamb1303753119.28536 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 4/24/2011 stilltamn8r said:
On 4/24/2011 carol-lamb said:

I had our Easter dinner yesterday as I have to take my daughter back to college today and I served a Honeybaked ham. I served it at room temperature, which I think is the best way. It was delicious. I made a new recipe for a pineapple sauce which I warmed up and served on the side. I used it as a dipping sauce and it went really nice with the ham.

carol-lamb- would you kindly post your recipe for the pineapple sauce? i am still undecided about the sauce for todays ham!!!

stilltamn8r ~ I'm sorry to have not responded earlier, but I didn't see your request until today. Here is the recipe for the pineapple sauce - maybe you have some leftover ham from yesterday that you could try it out on! The recipe was from Taste of Home.

PINEAPPLE SAUCE

3/4 cup water, divided

1 cup packed brown sugar

4 1/2 tsp. soy sauce

4 1/2 tsp. ketchup

1 1/2 tsp. ground mustard

1 1/2 cup crushed pineapple in pineapple juice

2 TBS + 1 tsp. cornstarch

In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard and pineapple. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Stir into pineapple sauce. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened.

This was the first time I made this pineapple sauce and we really liked it with the ham. I even dipped my roll in it - yummy! I also noticed my 18 year old daughter spreading it on her bread. Like mother like daughter!

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queenvic1303756205.71346 PostsRegistered 8/8/2006

I had they ham for Easter dinner and used the oven method. I put the slices on my broiler pan top and put water in the pan. Then baked for the period of time and it came out warm and moist.

depglass1303767553.56722743 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

Maybe its all in my head, but I think the microwave ruins any meat, either cooking or reheating. It just doesn't taste good to me.

princess621303769398.9071616 PostsRegistered 2/27/2007Pacific Northwest

Our Honeybaked ham store closed recently so we had to turn to another type of pre-cooked ham. We tried the Fred Meyer flame crafted ham. We are extremely pleased and have used this ham several times. This ham is wrapped in foil and is reheated in the foil at 300 degrees for 10 minutes per pound and a 10 minute 'rest' after removing it from the oven. One gets warm ham and a great taste from this product. And we had a coupon!

We had this type of ham yesterday and it went like hotcakes!

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