How to Prepare Spiral-Sliced Ham

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1999, America's Test Kitchen TV

Holiday hams are usually dry and dull. For a moist, juicy, and flavorful ham, ignore the package directions and bake it in a bag.

SERVES21 to 40 (3 to 4 servings per pound)

TIME2¼ to 3¼ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For our simple spiral-sliced ham recipe, we let the ham come up to room temperature before putting it in the oven to keep oven time to a minimum and used an oven bag to seal in the heat. We then developed two sauces—one made with stout and ...

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