Classic Cola-Glazed Ham



Makes 12 to 14 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes


1 (6- to 7-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham
30 to 32 whole cloves
1 (16-oz.) box dark brown sugar
1 cup spicy brown mustard
1 cup cola soft drink
1/2 cup bourbon or apple juice


1. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make 1/4-inch-deep cuts in a diamond pattern, and insert cloves at 1-inch intervals. Place ham in an aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients until smooth. Pour mixture evenly over ham.

3. Bake at 350° on lower oven rack for 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting with pan juices every 20 minutes. Remove ham, and let stand 15 minutes before serving.