Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
Basted in coke and wine, and glazed with mustard and brown sugar, my experiment produced a succulent ham so juicy and flavorful that condiments are optional. My whole family raved! Amounts are approximate and may vary depending on your oven, cut of meat and personal tastes.
- 1 (8 lb) bone-in ham (I used a shank half)
- 3 cups Coca-Cola
- 1 cup marsala wine
- 1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 and use the lowest rack in the oven.
- Score ham about 1/4" deep and a few inches across in about five or six random places.
- Place in deep roasting pan and pour coke and wine over ham.
- Baste every 15 minutes.
- Turn ham to a different position every half hour or so.
- If meat starts to get too brown on top too soon, make a foil tent and cover loosely (I did this for the last hour).
- After two to three hours, or when meat thermometer inserted in the deepest part (not touching the bone) says 120-130, remove the ham from the oven.
- Mix sugar and mustard in small bowl and brush generously all over the ham (if needed, make more glaze).
- Return ham to oven on a higher rack, uncovered, and bake at 450 for 10-20 minutes.
I found this recipe last year and have made it 3 times since. It is EASY and everyone raves! (And I learned how to make a quick sweet & spicy honey mustard in the process!)
OK, I have to admit it...I found this recipe perfect! I have made it twice and have one in the oven as we speak. There is absolutely no changing necessary, the Marsala gives it a unique and delightful twist. Do not worry that the alcohol taste will come through....it will not be noticeable accept to add a rich smoothness. The brown sugar glaze is just the right proportions. I kept my hams cut side down as they were half shanks but if I had a whole one I would turn as suggested. Thank you, I'm going to move this recipe to my "Family Favorites" cookbook. <3
This is the best ham I have ever eaten! I made it with coke and red wine and it was fabulous! I will never make another ham. The mustard brown sugar were a great addition!