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Herb-Crusted Baked Ham

Updated: Aug 1

Ham is a great option during the holidays for a fast dinner. There are many different ways to prepare ham too, which allows you many different flavor combinations that you can’t go wrong with.

With a super simple recipe that is easy to make, juicy and delicious, and will surely impress any dinner guest.


  • ½ fresh bone-in Ham about 6-8 lbs. (preferably shank end, with skin)

  • 3 tsp chopped fresh Freeman Herbs Organic Parsley

  • 3 tsp chopped fresh Freeman Herbs Organic Rosemary

  • 3 tsp chopped fresh Freeman Herbs Organic Thyme

  • Coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper


Start off by preheating your oven to 350° F (175°C).

Using a sharpened knife, you will want to score the surface of the ham in a crosshatched pattern. Ensure that you are cutting down just to the flesh underneath.

In a small bowl, combine the Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme. Then rub this mixture all over the outside of the ham, gently pressing the herb mixture into the spaces made from the crosshatch pattern between the skin.

Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper, then set aside to marinate for roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Once the ham has marinated, place it into a roasting pan and bake until the internal temperature reaches 150°F(65°C) or 2 ½ - 3 ½ hours (25 minutes/lbs.).

Remove from the oven and place on a rack. Place aluminum foil over the ham loosely and let stand for 25-30 minutes, until the center reaches 155°F(68.3°C).

Carve and serve with your choice of sides!


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