Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ham With Cola and Maple Glaze

This baked ham is made with a tasty glaze composed of Cola and Maple Syrup . . . making for a wonderful sweet combination . . . a wonderful dish for any meal and special enough for a holiday or special occasion.

And makes for excellent leftovers . . . like ham green bean and potato soup!

Ham With Cola and Maple Glaze

1 Fully Cooked Ham, About 6 To 8 Pounds
Whole Cloves, Optional
1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Cola
1 Tablespoon Brown Or Dijon Mustard
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Place ham, fat side up, in a foil-line roasting pan (makes for easier clean-up).  

Score fat and stud with cloves. 

Cook at 325° for about 18 minutes per pound.  Meat should be 148° when done.

Combine maple syrup, brown sugar, cola, mustard, ginger, and cinnamon in saucepan; bring to a simmer and continue cooking over low heat for about 2 minutes. 

About 20 minutes before the ham is done, spoon about half of the glaze over top of ham, then about 10 minutes before done, spread remaining glaze over ham.

Remove from oven and let rest for 10 - 15 minutes.  Make sure to remove all of the cloves before serving.  I can tell you from personal experience that biting into a clove kind of ruins the ham eating experience.

Serves 8 to 10.

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