Martha Stewart Coca Cola Ham (Adapted for Lazy People)

Recipe by Jessica T
READY IN: 1hr 41mins
YIELD: 1 ham
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (3 -7 lb) ham (do not use a spiral-glazed ham or it will tend to dry out faster. Rind is up to you.)
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can Coca-Cola
  • 1
    (14 ounce) can pineapple rings
  • 1
    cup Manishevitz wine (sweet concord grape wine)
  • 10 -12
  • 12
    ounce whole cloves (1 small container)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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