Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mom's Southern Coca Cola Ham

I can't remember an Easter that my Mom didn't make this ham. It's magical how this simple soft drink can turn this into the best ham!  Try it!

 Southern Coca Cola Ham

(9-10 lb.) fully cooked, boneless Ham

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup of honey
1 can of regular Coke

Put the ham in a large baking pan, cut side down. Slice away hard outer skin from ham with a sharp knife, leaving a thin layer of fat. 

Score ham in a diamond pattern.

Put 1 1/2 cups of the brown sugar in a bowl and stir in just enough coke from the can to create a thick sauce. Pour sauce all over the ham. Pour the remaining Coke into the pan around the ham. Turn ham on it's side.

Bake ham on lowest oven rack at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Remove ham from oven, leaving oven on. Brush ham with honey. Combine remaining brown sugar and spices; pat over honey, coating ham well.

Return ham to oven, and continue to bake at 325° for another 45 minutes uncovered. Cover ham with aluminum foil if necessary, to prevent excessive browning. Let ham stand 15 minutes before carving. 

This recipe is my own. Photo was provided Courtesy of  Good Housekeeping and Taste Of Home.

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