Holiday Ham

Cooking Tips

Your Pork Shop Ham is fully cooked. To heat your Pork Shop ham place it in the oven at 325 for 10-15 minutes per pound.  Basting should be done in the last hour of cooking.


To baste your ham, remove it from the oven and score diagonal shallow cuts across the top. Apply a generous amount of glaze and place back in the oven for one hour basting every 10-15 minutes depending on how strong you want the basting flavor.


Allow the ham to rest covered for at least 10 minutes to allow the juices and heat to distribute evenly.


Apricot Glaze

1 cup Honey Dijon Mustard

1 cup Apricot Preserves

Mix together in a small pot over low heat.  Use half for the baste and reserve the other half for the table.


 Guiness Braised Half Ham

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 Can of Guiness Beer

Over medium heat simmer the sugar and beer until the liquid is reduced by one third.  The alcohol will cook out of the mixture.  double recipe for a whole ham.

Bake ham for 15-20 minutes per pound.


Brown Sugar Glaze

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons Dry Mustard

Stir in just enough orange juice until spreading consistency.


Cranberry Glaze

3/4 cup Jellied Cranberry Sauce

1/3 cup packed Brown Sugar

Stir in just enough lemon juice until spreading consistency.


Mustard Glaze

1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Yellow Mustard

Honey or light Molasses

Stir in just enough honey or molasses until spreading consistency.