Boneless Ham (Fully Cooked)



  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven.
  2. Allow 20 minutes per pound when calculating how long to bake a fully cooked ham. For example, if the ham weighs 8 pounds, the cooking time would be 2 hour and 40 minutes.
  3. A fully cooked half ham will weigh approximately 3 to 4 pounds. Cooking time for a 3 pound ham would be 1 hour.
  4. Place the ham in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Insert whole cloves at 2-inch intervals over the top of the ham.
  6. Once you have determined your baking time, plan to brush on the glaze for baked ham 30 minutes before the ham is finished baking.
  7. A fully cooked ham is done when the a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 140°.
  8. When the ham is done, remove from the oven to a platter, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Remember that the internal temperature of the meat will rise 5° while it is resting.
  10. Carve and serve.


Servings: Plan on 8 ounces of ham (½ pound) per person.

Boneless hams usually range from 2 to 7 pounds.

Click here for instructions on how to prepare a partially cooked bone in ham.

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