Baked Ham

I just love baking a ham. The house gets that homey, everything is good kind-of smell. This dish is true simplicity and an absolute crowd pleaser.

8-10 pound uncooked ham
3-4 cups apple juice
3 tsp. kosher salt

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Take the ham out of the fridge and place skin side-up on a rack in a large roasting pan. Let it sit out on the counter like that for 30 minutes while the oven preheats.

Make slits all over the ham. Slowly and evenly pour 1 cup of the juice over the ham. As evenly as you can, sprinkle on the salt, then place in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Pour another cup of juice over the ham and keep cooking until the skin is fully crisp – about 3 more hours, or until done, basting it with more apple juice or water every 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit about 10 minutes before cutting.


  1. If this is the ham I just ate last night Its delicious and I forgot it at home 🙁 I wanted it for lunch