Coca Cola Basted Ham
10 lb Ham
6 c Coca-Cola
1 c Brown Sugar, Dark, Packed
1 tb Dry Mustard
2 tb Sharp Prepared Mustard
2 c Bread Crumbs, Fine, Dry
Ham should be one of the precooked hams. Not one of the specialty
cured or canned hams - just the standard bone in ham in the meat
counter. Preheat oven to 325 F. Place ham, fat side down, in a
shallow baking pan. Pour coke into pan until it is 1/2-inch deep.
Bake 2 to 3 hours, or until ham can be easily
pierced with a fork, basting with the Coca-Cola every 15 to 20
minutes. (Center of ham will read 140¼F on a meat thermometer when
Remove ham from the pan and cool. Cut away rind and fat with a sharp
knife. Combine sugar, mustards, bread crumbs, and enough Coke to
form a thick paste. Place ham on roasting rack in pan and pat all
over with the paste. Add remaining coke to the bottom of the pan.
Increase the temperature to 375 F and bake the
ham 45 minutes longer, basting every 20 to 15 minutes until
sugar-mustard paste has melted to a dark glaze. Let stand at room
temperature 30 minutes before slicing.