How do I cook my Pederson’s Natural Farms ham and prepare the glaze?



1. Heat oven to 325°F.
2. Remove ham from packaging and place in a large baking pan.
3. Add 1 cup water to the pan.
4. Cover the pan securely with foil.
5. Bake the ham 15 minutes per pound. The optimum serving temperature is 140°F.
6. If using a glaze, apply half of the glaze 30 minutes before the ham is done baking.
7. Continue baking, uncovered, 30 minutes.
8. Save the remaining glaze to serve with the ham.


1. Heat oven to 275°F.
2. Remove the ham from the packaging and discard the bone guard. Place face-down in a large baking pan.
3. Add 1 cup water to the pan.
4. Cover the baking pan securely with foil or cover with roasting pan lid.
5. Bake 15 minutes per pound or until the ham is warm. The optimum serving temperature is 140°F.
6. If using glaze, remove the ham from the oven and remove the foil.
7. Raise the oven temperature to 425°F.
8. Spread the glaze mixture over the entire ham.
9. Return the ham to the oven, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until glaze is browned and internal temperature reaches 140°F.

To Glaze Ham

Mix in glaze mix and 1/2 cup water or 1/3 cup of your favorite fruit juice (orange, pineapple, apple). Mix 30 seconds – allow to stand for 15 minutes. Heat glaze until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes. When ham temperature reaches 125°F – 130°F, carefully lift roasting pan from oven. Remove foil tent over ham. Increase oven temperature to 425°F. Brush glaze over ham. Return ham to oven and roast, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 140°F.

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It all starts with the raw materials. Hams are sorted, trimmed and hand selected within exact specifications. This reduces the variance in ham size and makes the ham more consistent in quality and flavor.

This spiral-cut ham is fully cooked and ready-to-serve. If you wish to heat the ham, the USDA recommends pre-cooked hams be reheated to an internal temperature of 140. Preheat oven to 325 F.

1. Remove all packaging materials before heating. Place ham, cut side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Uncured Pederson's Natural Farms Ham

2. Tent ham loosely with aluminum foil.

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3. I checked my 6 pound half ham with a meat thermometer after 1 hour of cooking and it was only about 95 degrees.


4. Roast at 325 until thermometer registers 140, about 15 minutes per pound. Remember these hams are fully cooked. Do not overcook.

Serve immediately!