1 (3 -7 lb)
( do not use a spiral-glazed ham or it will tend to dry out faster. Rind is up to you.)
1 (12 ounce) cans
1 (14 ounce) cans
( sweet concord grape wine)
( 1 small container)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Score the ham crosswise and lengthwise, forming a crosshatch/square-cut patter about 1/4 inches deep and 1 inch apart. Place a clove in the intersection of each square.
- Place ham in an aluminum roasting pan that you have placed on a baking/cookie sheet (for stability).
- Load the ham with sugar. Use the whole pack and just glom it on. Some sugar will fall off, but keep on packing.
- Bake until sugar just begins to melt (20-30 min).
- Remove ham, pour Coca-Cola all over the ham, and baste the ham with the sugar mixture in the bottom of the pan.
- Bake for another 20 minutes.
- Combine 1 cup of pineapple juice and wine, and baste the ham.
- Bake the ham for about 15 minutes per pound, basting every 20 minutes with the juices.
- During the last 20 minutes, decorate ham with pineapple rings. Use toothpicks to hold the rings in place, and put a cherry in the center of each ring with a toothpick.
- Prior to serving, remove all toothpicks.
- The extremely lazy way:.
- Pack the brown sugar on the ham.
- Pour the Coke and Wine mixture liberally on the ham.
- Forget about the pineapples and cherries, unless you really want pineapple, in which case, stick them randomly on the ham.
- Stuff it in the oven and baste every 20 minutes.
- Cover with aluminium foil after the first basting.
- Use a meat thermometer to tell when it's done, and serve.