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Holiday Dinner Ham (Half Ham)

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 - 2 1/2 hours
  • Servings: 24
  • Course: Main Dish

Holiday cooking can be stressful! With the right recipe and a Reynolds Kitchens®Large Oven Bag, it's easy to make a holiday meal that your family and friends will love. In addition to cooking your ham to perfection, you won't have to stress about cleaning up after your meal is served. Read on to learn how to cook a ham in an oven bag this holiday season.

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Reynolds Kitchens® Oven Bags not only keep meats tender and juicy, but also make clean up easy so that you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time scrubbing pans.


  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 8 to 10 pound fully-cooked ham half, bone-in
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 Reynolds Kitchens® Large Oven Bag


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 325°F.

Step 2

SHAKE flour in a Reynolds Kitchens® Large Oven Bag, place in roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Trim skin and fat from ham, leaving a thin layer of fat. Lightly score surface of ham in a diamond pattern; insert cloves.

Step 3

PLACE ham in oven bag.

Step 4

CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2-inch slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in bag into thickest part of ham, not touching bone. Tuck ends of bag in pan to prepare for cooking.

Step 5

BAKE 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reads a temperature of 140°F. Let stand in oven bag 15 minutes.


An 8 to 10 pound fully-cooked boneless ham half may be substituted for the bone-in ham half.

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