Lela's Baked Ham

Lela's Baked HamRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Choose the size ham that best suits your family. Bake it 20 minutes per pound and 20 minutes more once you add the second layer of glaze. Sop up the drippings with warm rolls.


Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total time: 3 Hours, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 3 Hours, 40 Minutes


1 (8-lb.) smoked, ready-to-cook, bone-in ham
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cola soft drink
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Garnish: fresh sage sprigs


1. Preheat oven to 350°. If necessary, trim skin or excess fat from ham. Stir together brown sugar and next 2 ingredients in a small bowl. Brush half of glaze over ham. Wrap ham tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place in a foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Bake ham at 350° for 2 hours and 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into ham registers 148°. Uncover ham and brush with remaining glaze. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a serving dish; let stand 20 minutes. Skim fat from pan drippings, and serve with ham. Garnish, if desired.