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Holiday Baked Ham

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This is a classic baked ham. If your a fan of sweet glazed ham this is certainly special enough for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, and it's even easy to do! Folks always dig in with a smile.

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25 Min
2 Hr


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7 lb
ham, rind removed
whole cloves
(12 ounce) can coca-cola (not diet!)
(14 ounce) can pineapple rings or enough to cover ham, drained and juice reserved (i always need at least 2 cans)
1 c
sweet concord grape wine
maraschino cherries
fresh bay leaf, for garnish (optional)

How to Make Holiday Baked Ham


  • 1Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • 2Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham crosswise and lengthwise, forming a crosshatch pattern about 1/4-in deep and 1-in apart.
  • 3Place 1 clove in the center of each square. Place ham, fat side up, in a double-layer disposable aluminum roasting pan and pat the brown sugar onto the surface of the ham (Expect some sugar to fall into the roasting pan)
  • 4Transfer to oven, and bake until brown sugar just begins to melt, about 30 minutes.
  • 5Pour Coca-Cola over ham, mixing with melted sugar in bottom of roasting pan. Baste ham with sugar/Coke mixture.
  • 6Return to oven, and bake for 20 minutes more.
  • 7Meanwhile, combine 1 cup reserved pineapple juice and wine in a small bowl. Baste ham with pineapple mixture.
  • 8Bake ham for a total of 16 minutes per pound, basting every 20 minutes. During the last 20 minutes of baking time, decorate ham with pineapple rings (use 2-3 toothpicks to hold each ring in place or cloves if they are long enough).
  • 9Center a cherry in the center of each ring, and attach it with a toothpick.
  • 10Transfer ham to a platter, removing all toothpicks and cloves. Garnish ham with fresh bay leaves if desired.

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About Holiday Baked Ham

Course/Dish: Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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