I just put our Thanksgiving ham in the freezer and it is fully cooked and sliced. All I have to do is dethaw it and heat it up on Thanksgiving Day. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have so many foods already in the freezer for the big day.
I purchased a spiral sliced ham this year which meant that the ham was already cooked and mostly sliced. Still, I decided to bake it ahead of time and then cut it up.
The package said to cook the ham at 250 degrees for about 2 hours, so I stuck it in a roasting pan with a little water and put the lid on it.
To bake an uncooked ham you would need to bake it at 325 degrees for several hours until the internal temperature is at least 170 degrees.
When the ham was finished I let it cool for a little while then I cut it up. I saved the bone and any scraps for ham and bean soup.
I placed the ham into a baking dish. Then I mixed the baking juices with some brown sugar and poured it over the ham. This will help keep the ham from drying out in the freezer and it will make it extra tasty. 🙂
I put a lid and a label on the dish and put it in the freezer. Really, freezing ham is easy and will make my Thanksgiving a little less stressful.
Do you serve ham at Thanksgiving?