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How to bake a swedish ham

The Swedish Ham is, as far as we are concerned, the tastiest of all cooked/roasted hams (alongside the traditional Yorkshire Ham). To prepare a Swedish ham, you will need some time, but the result is very well worth your efforts.

Place the ham either on a cooking rack on top of a roasting or baking tray, or simply lay it skin side down on a slightly greased roasting pan or baking tray.
Preheat your oven.

Slow Roasting: Roast at 275°F (140°C) 40 min/lbs (90 min/kg)

Roasting: Roast at 325°F (160°C) 30–35 min/lbs (55–65 min/kg)

Use a meat thermometer or a metal skewer to check for doneness, minimum 170°F (75°C) measured in the center of the ham. If the ham turns too dark, add some water and cover with aluminum foil. Apply apricot or maple glaze shortly before serving (brush with apricot jam or maple syrup, sprinkle with brown sugar and place briefly under broiler to brown glaze).