Ham It Up 4 Easter

Easter is right around the corner, so this week, I’ll feature recipes you can use 4 your Easter celebration.  Lots of people like ham for  Easter and they automatically think of Honey Baked Ham.  This easy recipe for Classic Cola Glazed Ham is much better to me because Honey Baked Ham is bought and served cold.  When you make Classic Cola Glazed Ham at home, you can eat it warm out of the oven and the cola glaze gives it a delicious crusty gooey goodness.  This is my favorite recipe for baked ham.  Try it, I think you’ll love it!

Tomorrow, we’ll go straight to desserts in case you need to pick up something to make your Easter dessert look festive!

Classic Cola Glazed Ham
1 6-7 pound fully cooked bone-in-ham, ( get butt end, not shank)
whole cloves (these are not necessary, don’t use them)
1 16 ounce box dark brown sugar
1 cup spicy brown mustard
1 cup cola soft drink (Coke, no Pepsi!)
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 oven proof pan.

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

3. Bake at 350 degrees 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.  This is delicious!

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