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Classic Cola-Glazed Ham

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Stand time 15 mins
Yield Makes 12 to 14 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.