What happens if you overcook ham?

Chef's answer
Heating above 135 degrees will only detract from taste and tenderness. Re-cooking or prolonged heating will always make cooked meat tough and in the case of cured hams, the meat will be crumbly. ... That is simply because those meats contain much more water and fat. Water and excess fat buffer the effects of over cooking.1 Jan 2014
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Since spiral hams are already fully cooked, you basically just want to warm it through, infuse it with flavor, and crisp up the edges, all while avoiding drying it out. Stick to 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Place your ham in a deep, heavy pot and tent with foil.24 Mar 2021
Why are the only hams available now are all fully cooked and 1/2 of them seem to be already spiral cut, i.e. prepared to be dried out. sliced too thin for making ham cubes for some left over recipes, sliced too thick for sandwich lunch meat.12 Apr 2014
Since spiral hams are already fully cooked, you basically just want to warm it through, infuse it with flavor, and crisp up the edges, all while avoiding drying it out. Stick to 10 to 12 minutes per pound. Place your ham in a deep, heavy pot and tent with foil.24 Mar 2021
Boneless, spiral cut hams are about $3.50 a pound. Bone-in ham varies from $1.48 to 1.98 a pound. Both ham and turkey are priced to lure you to the store. The simple answer is turkey and the bone-in ham cost about the same with boneless ham costing significantly more.12 Nov 2012
Hams that are brine cured are either soaked in or injected with a mixture that is usually made up of water, sugar, salt and sodium nitrates. After a few days the brine is rinsed off, and the ham is then cooked and sometimes smoked. ... Because a fresh ham is completely raw pork, it must be thoroughly cooked.
This fully cooked bone-in smoked ham is perfectly tender and always delicious. Perfect for the whole family!
Most ham sold in the U.S. is cured and fully cooked, but even in that case, it can still take several hours to warm in the oven. At 325 degrees F, a 6-pound bone-in cooked smoked ham would take nearly 2.5 hours to heat to an internal temperature of 140 degrees.9 Dec 2016
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