How Do You Bake Ham In A Convection Oven?

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Convection ovens work by circulating hot air through the oven cavity by a rear-mounted fan. These ovens are preferred by many cooks because of the even heat distribution and absence of hot spots found in standard ovens. Because of the efficiency of these ovens, temperatures can typically be reduced by 25 degrees and in some cases the time can be reduced, as well. With roasts, such as ham, the cooking time will actually take a little longer. The reduced temperature is necessary to keep the meat moist, but because ham is a dense meat the cooking time is increased. Prepare a glaze for the ham by combining 1 cup apple or pineapple juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger and 1/8 tsp. ground cloves in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a roasting pan or glass baking dish with olive or vegetable oil and place the fresh ham in the middle of the dish. Generously apply the glaze over the top of the ham with ... more
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