Cola-Basted Baked Ham

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 3h 15m
  • Rating ****

Makes 12 servings


  • One 10-pound ham (not cured or aged)
  • 4 to 8 cups cola, depending on the size of the roasting pan
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the skin from the ham. Place the ham, fat side down, in a roasting pan. Add about 1 inch of cola to the pan. Bake for about 2 1/2 hours, allowing 15 minutes per pound. Baste the ham frequently with the cola. Add more cola to the roasting pan during the cooking to prevent burning. Turn the ham fat side up after 2 hours.

In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, breadcrumbs, mustard and pepper. After the ham has cooked a total of 2 1/2 hours, remove the ham from the oven. Press the crumb coating onto the ham. Return the ham to the oven for 30 to 40 minutes more, until the coating is golden.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3834

nutrition information per serving

654 calories; 27g total fat; 230mg cholesterol; 245mg sodium; 27g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 72g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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