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Fall apart ham


Savory and tender this fall apart ham is mouth-watering delicious. Cooked to perfection it is soft and succulent with plenty of drippings. Juicy, smokey and drop-off-the-bone good, there is no better ham to be found. And so easy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Soaking Time 4 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 Ham bone-in
  • 2 C. Water


  • Set ham in a stainless steel or enameled pot and cover with water.
  • It’s ok if your water does not cover the entire ham. Just cover as much as possible, an inch or two from the top of the pot is fine. You don’t want to slop water everywhere when you move the pot.
  • Place tinfoil or lid on top and refrigerate for four hours or overnight. This soaking helps remove some of the salt and helps prepare it for cooking.
  • When ready to cook preheat oven to 325°, drain and discard the water. Add the 2 cups of cooking water to the pot, you should have about one inch of water in the bottom.
  • Cover with lid or tinfoil and cook for 25 minutes for each pound of ham.
  • Remove from oven and let stand, covered, for about 15 minutes before serving.


Cooking time will vary depending on size of ham.