Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is how we cook ham for the holidays guys. Check baking time for the size of ham you have; this is just how to prepare it. All sizes are different. You can use a boneless ham but it's not as good, and may need more cloves. Save the bone for bean soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take rind off the ham if it has one.
  2. Score the fat in diamond shapes on top of the ham (score means cut).
  3. Take whole cloves and put in the score marks where they intersect; one in each diamond top and bottom.
  4. Put pineapple rings on top then cover with brown sugar.
  5. Pour can of 7-up in bottom of baking dish.
  6. Cover with tin foil and bake 4 hours at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until done, and meat is falling off the bone.
  7. You may need to add water to bottom of the pan; check and baste every hour and more frequently towards the end.
  8. Of course remove the cloves when you take the ham out, after it cools little, 'cause biting into a clove is not good thing, lol.


Most Helpful

loved this old fashioned ham

jjfarrell1 January 07, 2008

i used sugar free 7 up and splenda brown sugar and a dusting of ground cloves

fritz1999 November 23, 2005

Just as good as I remembered it to be. When I was a kid,yes, I can remember back that far, this is how the majority of people I knew cooked their food. Plain and simple. Easy directions, always on hand ingredients and good juicy meat. Thanks for posting. jim

Jim in Washington July 16, 2005

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