Cola-Basted Ham

Cola-Basted Ham


"This recipe calls for a pre-cooked ham, not cured or canned. It takes a bit of attention with frequent basting."


4 h 45 m servings 665 cals
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Original recipe yields 13 servings



  • Calories:
  • 665 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 69.3 g
  • 139%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 214 mg
  • 71%
  • Sodium:
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (165 degrees C).
  2. Place ham fat side down in a shallow pan. Pour cola into pan 1/2 inch deep. Bake 2 to 3 hours, or until ham can easily be pierced with a fork, basting with cola every 15 minutes. Center of ham will read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) on a meat thermometer. Remove ham from pan and cool.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Cut away the rind with a sharp knife. Combine sugar, mustard, bread crumbs and enough cola to form a thick paste. Spread paste over entire ham. Place ham on roasting rack in oven and bake 45 minutes longer, basting every 10 minutes, until mustard paste has melted into a dark glaze. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 51 Ratings


I just made this for Christmas dinner for 8 guests. All I heard was "WOW!!" I used a 2-liter bottle of vanilla coke for a 12 pound bone in smoked ham. I turned the ham over in the roaster eve...

I made this ham for my in-laws at Easter this year. What a terrific idea to add cola in the cooking process! I did however tweek it a little. We had 2 half hams that totalled just over 8lbs c...

This recipe really is fantastic. The ham was so tender. I did follow the advice of others and omitted the bread crumbs. The result was a beautiful, slightly carmalized, mustard sauce on the o...

I use 7-UP instead

WONDERFUL!!! The recipe was a complete success. One suggestion, however. SInce my hubby & I are diabetic, I tried w/splenda brown sugar & diet soda & it came out just as well as the lareger on...

the boyfriend wanted cola ham for christmas as they did this often in his hometown in indiana. being from hawaii, i didn't want to get rid of my pinapple glaze. so i just made my pinapple glaze ...

I made this recipe for my first holiday dinner party at my new home. I followed the steps to a "T" but when it came time for the paste, I omitted the breadcrumbs and it turned out absolutley de...

I would've given this no stars if i had the choice...sorry! The "paste" was too thick - even though we added more and more cola to it and it turned into what looked like a mortar! The ham was ...

I made a ham for the first time and used this recipe. Was it ever good. will definately use this again