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How long do you cook a black forest ham for?

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Black forest ham is sold fully cooked. It only needs to be warmed to serving temperature. A black forest ham should be roasted about 8 to 10 minutes per pound, depending on the size of the ham, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven to serve it hot.

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When roasted, the ham should reach an internal temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If cooked in a microwave, it should be cut into 1/2-inch slices and set to 1 1/2 minutes per slice. The ham should be covered on a flat dish and reach an internal temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the microwave, too. Black forest ham may also be served and eaten cold.

Black forest ham has a shelf life of 90 days. It should be stored at 28 degrees Fahrenheit in a refrigerator. One serving of black forest ham is 2 to 3 ounces.

Ham is made from the thigh and rump from the haunch of a pig. Black forest ham is smoked for several weeks to dry cure it. The smoke, made by burning fir brush and sawdust, turns the ham almost black on the outside and gives the ham its rich flavor. Black forest hams are air-dried for two weeks after the smoking process before being sold.

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