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Our hams for Easter are being sold fresh, never frozen, and will be good for up to 45 days in the refrigerator.
A traditionally cured half ham, boneless weighing between 5 - 8 pounds. If you have a weight preference please indicate on your order notes when you submit. Providing as much detail as possible will help our team fit your needs.
Perfect for a family get together or holiday, or even baking to slice for fresh "deli" ham for sandwiches.
Although smoked, this is not a cooked product and you'll want to make sure you cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees as the guideline set by the USDA. Easy to bake it whole in the oven, just make sure to cover to it retain the moisture and keep an eye on the internal temperature so it doesn't dry out. Many people add broth or water in the base of the roasting pan to help "steam" the ham, or add moisture rich sweet foods to the exterior such as pineapple rings.
HOW TO ROAST A HAM WITH A GLAZE
Serving Size- 1/2 lb boneless ham per person
Your Lilac Hedge Farm ham has not been pre-cooked.
The easiest way to cook a ham is to bake it in the oven. To bake your ham, pour half the glaze over the top, cover it with foil, then bake. At the end of the baking time, uncover the ham and pour the remaining glaze over the top. Bake until the glaze is caramelized, then serve.
It takes approximately 18-20 minutes per pound to bake a full 10-15 lb. ham in the oven at 325 degrees F. Plan on 22-25 minutes per pound for a 5-7 lb. half ham. Use a thermometer to confirm that your ham is cooked to the proper temperature and is safe to eat. The thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham should register 145 degrees F. Rest for 5-10 minutes.
OUR FAVORITE GLAZE
Melt 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup brown sugar. Add 1/2 cup orange juice, zest of one orange, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until thickened, then pour over the ham.
Perfectly cooked and rested citrus, butter, and brown sugar glazed ham ready for the big meal.
Pork, water, brown sugar, dextrose, sodium nitrate In case you're wondering, yes this product does contain nitrates as a brined/cured item. Nitrates come in many forms and if you eat things like ham, hot dogs, and salami you are usually eating nitrates, sometimes even if the label says uncured or no nitrates added. These items come in many label forms such as "saltpeter" or "celery powder" (celery is grown in nitrate infused soils to absorb it in high levels for processing and adding to food). The good news is meat products are only a small portion of your daily nitrate intake, as most of the nitrates we consume in our everyday diets come from vegetables. If you would prefer to choose nitrate free items we do offer those- check out our nitrate free hams! You can also purchase uncured items to season at home as well; many of our customers purchase cuts to cure and brine at home!