Coca-Cola Glazed Ham Recipe

Amy Andrews-Bennett

Serves: 10 to 12

Hands On Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


1 (5- to 6-pound) semi-boneless ready-to-eat half ham, preferably shank end

2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed

1 cup yellow or Dijon mustard

1 cup Coca-Cola

Freshly ground black pepper


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with large sheets of aluminum foil in opposite directions to wrap the ham tightly for roasting. Set aside.

Using a chef’s knife, score the ham in a crosshatch pattern. Combine the brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl to make a paste. Spoon the paste onto the ham to thoroughly coat, packing it in the crevices.

Pour the Coca-Cola over the ham and season with freshly ground black pepper. Seal the ham in the aluminum foil. Transfer the ham to the oven and roast, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees, about 10 minutes per pound, or 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove the ham from the oven and peel back the foil to expose the ham. Baste the ham with the pan juices.

Heat the oven to broil. Return the ham to the oven and broil until dark brown and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the strength of your broiler. Transfer the ham to a cutting board to cool slightly. Thinly slice with a carving knife and serve the pan juices on the side.

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