What Are the Best Ways to Cook an Easter Ham?

March 10th, 2016

Easter Hams


Broadbent’s Easter Hams are the delicious delight on many dinner tables around the country as families and friends gather together to celebrate the holiday. From Broadbent’s ready-to-bake “Uncooked Country Ham” to the fully-cooked Whole, Boneless, Semi-Boneless or Sliced and ready-to-serve Country and City Easter Hams available, Broadbent’s is just a phone call away at 1-800-841-2202.


Have you ever wondered how to cook a Country Ham? You might be intimidated at the thought, but you’ll find baking, boiling, slicing and frying instructions on our website, http://www.broadbenthams.com/Grand-Championp-Country-Ham-p14-15-Lbs/productinfo/1415/. For your Uncooked Country Ham you will find simple prep instructions at this link. Once the prep work is completed, cook at 325-350 degrees until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees. This will take about 16-22 minutes per pound for whole hams. Using a thermometer takes the guesswork out of the cooking time. Now if you are not up to the task of baking a ham, we have a wide variety of fully cooked selections that are available. All Hams on our website have the cooking or warming instructions included in the product details. Instructions will be enclosed with each ham shipped from Broadbent’s as well.


Since different hams require different preparations, one thing they all have in common is the glaze. Basically, glaze is like frosting on a cake– it gets brushed on top of the ham in a criss-cross diamond pattern to add some unique flavoring to it.


There are several glazes you can easily make for your Easter Ham. Have you considered a blueberry-chipotle? How about an easy brown sugar-mustard glaze? It’s not that uncommon to use cola– yes, soda pop–to glaze a ham. The Betty Crocker website has 10 “ridiculously easy ham glaze recipes” you can check out here: http://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/tipslibrary/cooking-tips/ham-glazes


After warming up the ham for a significant amount of time, with about 15 minutes to go, remove the foil and brush on the glaze. The glaze takes a couple minutes to “caramelize” and “brown up.” Then the ham is taken out of the oven and left to sit out for about 20 minutes. Finally, it’s ready to eat, and enjoy.


At the end of the day, are you really celebrating Easter if you’re not enjoying a delectable ham at some point during the holiday?


See all the options Broadbent’s has for Easter Hams here: http://www.broadbenthams.com/Easter-Hams/products/64/



Written by Laura Oberle

There’s Kentucky country ham, and then there’s Kentucky country ham from Broadbent’s. The makers of award-winning Kentucky country ham, hickory smoked bacon, and smoked sausage. The tradition of making products of the highest quality has been the same for over 100-years. Whether your tastes in Ham flavor is salty or sweet, we’ve got the perfect Ham for your Christmas celebration! Please Browse through our selections, all guaranteed to please!

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