Cooking Instructions

How To Cook Turkey and Ham

A Kurzweils ham or turkey will guarantee that every holiday meal is delicious and memorable. For centuries, families have celebrated special occasions by serving a delicious baked ham or turkey. We take pride in providing the very best meats to make all of your family occasions a delicious success.

Tips For Your Holiday Meal

Kurzweils wants to help you make all the right decisions when it comes to preparing your family’s holiday meal. We can help with meat selection, storage and preparation. We’ve also included some commonly asked questions below for when it comes to obtaining the most value and satisfaction when buying your holiday ham or turkey. Whether it’s Easter, Christmas, Mother's Day or Father's Day, we recommend the following easy tips when preparing a meal to remember.

Selecting Your Ham or Turkey

When determining how much ham to buy for your next occasion, it is best to base your purchase on number of servings per pound. As a guide, you can expect:
Boneless: 3 servings per pound

Bone-in: 2 servings per pound

Caring For Your Ham or Turkey

Proper handling of your ham or turkey is very important. This protects the flavor and quality of your dish. Place your meat in the coldest part of the refrigerator promptly after purchase. Meat can usually be stored in its original wrapping until the freshness date on the package.

Leftover, cooked meats, should be tightly wrapped and covered, and refrigerated within 1 to 2 hours after heating. Store leftover meats in the refrigerator for a maximum of 4 to 5 days.

Ham and turkey does not keep its high quality for very long while stored in the freezer. Freezing causes changes in flavor and texture to occur. If freezing the product is necessary, it should be kept in original wrapping or, after heated, tightly sealed and stored at 8ºF for no longer than 2 months.

Cooking Your Ham or Turkey

All hams and turkeys from Kurzweils’ Country Meats come fully cooked. However, should you desire to serve your dish warm, please follow the heating instructions on the package. Before heating, remove packaging and cover.

Roasting (300ºF-325ºF Oven Temperature)

HAM
(Fully Cooked)

Approximate
Weight (Lbs)

Internal Temp

Oven Temp

Approximate
Cooking Time

Bone-In (Whole)

13-18

160

325

3-4 Hrs

Bone-In (Half)

7-9

160

325

1-2 Hrs

Spiral Cut (Whole)

13-18

160

325

1.5-2 Hrs

Spiral Cut (Half)

7-9

160

325

1 Hr

Boneless (Whole)

9-13

160

325

1-2 Hrs

Boneless (Half)

4-9

160

325

1 Hr

Boneless Pitt (Whole)

9-13

160

325

1-2 Hrs

Boneless Pitt (Half)

3-6

160

325

1 Hr

 

Smoked Turkey
(Fully Cooked)

Approximate
Weight (Lbs)

Internal Temp

Oven Temp

Approximate
Cooking Time

Bone-In (Whole)

11-16

160

325

3-4 Hrs

Bone-In Breast (Whole)

5-10

160

325

1-2 Hrs

Boneless Breast (Whole)

4-9

165

300

1-2 Hrs

Boneless Breast (Half)

2-7

165

300

1 Hr

 

Need Help with Your Ham or Turkey?

We are available during regular business hours to give you guidance in the preparation and serving of your Kurzweils' Ham or turkey. Just stop by our Garden City store and one of our associates can help you. If you’re not in the Kansas City, Missouri area, please call us and we’d be happy to help you via phone.