Sweet and Juicy Baked Ham

Recipe by NormCooks
READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 Ham




  • If possible, have your butcher remove the shank from your ham and package the Shank Meat separately. Most will do this at no extra charge. You can use the shank meat as a base for other recipes.
  • If you can find the Brown Sugar flavor of Karo Corn Syrup, use it rather than regular corn syrup. Grocers sometimes only carry this flavor during the Holiday Season.
  • Make sure your Ham is completely thawed before cooking.
  • Remove the wrapper from your ham, and rinse your ham under cold water.
  • To make your glaze pour your can of fruit cocktail into your blender. Puree it into liquid, then pour it into a large bowl. Add your brown sugar and Coca Cola. Hand stir gently for a few minutes until the glaze is consistent.
  • Protect your baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray then covering the bottom with heavy duty tinfoil.
  • Place your rack in the pan, then place your ham on the rack.
  • If you have a food injector, load your syringe about 5 times and inject your glaze into the fatty pockets of your ham. This will ensure the inside of your ham is as tasty as the outside.
  • Drizzle about half your glaze over your ham, then cover the ham loosely with a tent of aluminum foil.
  • Bake your ham for 18 min per pound at 350 degrees. One hour before cooking is done, pour the remainder of your basting mix over your ham, re-cover it with the tent and allow it to finish cooking.
  • When your ham is done, remove from the oven, wrap tight in your tinfoil, and let it stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Your guests will be amazed at the flavor. Try to be modest when you are complimented about your culinary excellence.