Cooking Ham In An Electric Roaster

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Set the disposable pan on the rack in the roaster. Set the roaster to 250º and cook the ham covered for 12-15 minutes per pound, or until ham reaches an internal temperature 140-145 degrees. The best way to test this is with a digital meat thermometer in the thickest part of the ham.

How To Make Maple Glazed Ham

Here are the easy step-by-step instructions for my maple glazed ham recipe:

  • Start by pouring 2-4 cups of water into the bottom of the electric roaster. Use enough water to cover the bottom of the roaster to a depth of about 1/4 inch. Place the roasting rack inside.
  • Lay down a few sheets of aluminum foil on a countertop or work surface, overlapping so the juices from the ham will not leak out in between the sheets of foil. Use heavy-duty foil. You want enough foil to completely cover the ham. If you have regular size foil, you will probably need 3 sheets. If you have jumbo oversized foil, 2 sheets will be plenty.
  • Carefully take the ham out of its packaging. If there are accumulated juices inside the packaging, try to save those to pour back onto the ham before roasting.
  • Place the ham on its side, so the cut side is facing you. This is important so that when you pour on the glaze, some of the glaze falls between the ham slices for an extra flavorful bite.
  • Lift the foil and wrap it around the ham, leaving the top open. Place the ham in the roaster on the roasting rack.
  • Next, insert the thermometer probe in the center of the ham. Try not to touch the bone with the probe.
  • Pour the juice from the packaging, if you have any, over the ham. Secure the foil so the ham is wrapped tightly, but leave it loose enough so you can open it later to pour on the glaze.
  • Secure the lid on the electric roaster, making sure it’s secure. The wire for a probe thermometer is thin and flexible, so you will still be able to close the lid. Turn on your electric roaster to 275 degrees F. Set the thermometer to alert you when the ham reaches 140 degrees F.
  • Once the oven reaches 275 degrees, the ham will take 15-20 minutes per pound to heat through. An eight-pound ham takes just over 2 hours to heat through.
  • Try to time your cooking so the ham finishes about half an hour before you want to serve it. If you have to keep the ham warm for up to two hours, that’s fine, but it can dry out. Be sure to keep it covered
  • How I Use My Electric Roaster Oven

    My electric roaster oven is one of my favorite appliances, and its so easy to cook with. I find it to be very versatile in that it will not only cook a delicious holiday turkey, but it will also bake, steam, slow-cook, and warm other food items—all of which makes this a must-have kitchen appliance.

    My electric roaster gives me a second oven, which comes in handy at the holidays when I have my family over for a holiday feast. Putting my turkey or ham in the roaster lets me put my special yam casserole and pies in the regular oven.

    Timing Is Challenging With a Conventional Oven

    For many years, I baked our family turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas in a conventional oven. It always turned out delicious, but what I found for challenges is how to bake other side dishes and desserts while a turkey is baking for hours and hours in the kitchen oven. Then I discovered the portable electric roaster.

    With the addition to the electric roaster oven, I now have a second oven in my kitchen. I own a large 22-quart roaster which will hold up to a 25-pound turkey. That is important when you are hosting a family dinner for 15 guests or more each year. I was impressed by how the portable oven bakes or roasts the turkey as quickly as the conventional oven. I am able to put in my sweet potato casserole and green beans in the regular oven at the same time now.


    Can you bake a ham in an electric roaster?

    To cook a precooked ham in an electric roaster, cut off most of the fat and prepare a glaze to apply twice during the cooking process. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.

    How do you keep a ham moist in a roaster?

    To lock in additional moisture, add liquids such as water, wine, or broth to the pan. Ham should face down in the roasting pan and be tented with foil. Set oven to low temp and let ham reheat slowly.

    Do you put water in bottom of roaster for ham?

    Electric roaster ovens make the most of this feature by cooking foods through the even distribution of heat and liquids. Because the covered roaster traps and recycles moisture from the food as it cooks, no additional water or other liquids are needed unless called for in a recipe.

    Can you cook a ham in an Oster roaster oven?

    An electric roaster with a self-basting lid, such as this model by Oster, is an ideal addition to your appliance shelf because it can roast, bake, cook, steam and slow cook depending on your recipe. Cooking a ham in a roaster oven frees up oven space and doesn’t dry out your main course.

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