To enhance the flavor of the microwaved ham, use such flavorings as bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, sugar, and brown sugar. It can also be cooked with fruit, or in wine or fruit juices to infuse a unique flavor.When microwaving ham it is best to follow the manufacturer's instruction manual because different varieties of microwaves vary in cooking times, depending on their size and wattage. Half hams or portions will cook better in the microwave than a whole ham. Ham should be microwaved at a medium to low setting to allow the heat to penetrate into the center of it so the ham is cooked properly without overcooking the outer layers.
When microwaving, follow the times as stated in the recipe as close as possible and make proper adjustments according to any variance in microwave sizes. The ham should be cooked for the least amount of time suggested in a recipe because you can always cook it for additional time if not done but you want to be sure that it does not overcooked. It is important to observe the standing times stated in the recipes before testing for doneness because the meat will continue to cook through conduction after it is taken out of the microwave. After the proper standing time test the ham for doneness in several locations with a meat thermometer to ensure that it has been cooked evenly throughout.