Boneless or Bone-In Ham?
Hams with the bone left in tend to be more flavorful than boneless hams. Bone-in hams are also more decorative, and make for a more ceremonious presentation on special occasions. Also, you get the ham hock for soups and stews!
How Much Ham Should I Buy?
Estimate about 3/4 pound of bone-in ham per person and 1/2 pound of boneless ham per person. (A bone-in ham will have less meat per pound than a boneless one.)
Ham Cooking Chart
|Type of Ham||Ham Size||Total Cook Time*|
|Whole boneless||8 – 12 lbs||3-4 hours|
|Half boneless||4-7 lbs||2-3 hours|
|Portion boneless||3-4 lbs||1 ½ – 2 ½ hours|
|Whole semi-boneless||10-12 lbs||3-4 hours|
|Half semi-boneless||4-6 lbs||2 ½ – 3 hours|
|Whole bone-in||10-14 lbs||3-4 hours|
|Half bone-in||5-7 lbs||2-3 hours|
*Assume 350°F cook temperature