04/04/2012 10:52 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Easter Ham: 6 Mistakes To Avoid

Any holiday that revolves around an centerpiece dish (ahem, turkey) can be stressful. Easter is all about the ham. Unfortunately, preparing this piece of meat isn't always straightforward, so we asked the test kitchen for a little advice. No matter what recipe you're using--from a pineapple-dotted family heirloom to our April issue's Easter Ham with Golden Breadcrumbs and Madeira Sauce--these tips will help you along.

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