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Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham is one of the most delicious hams you will ever eat and is perfect for Easter. This ham has so much great southern flavor.

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham

 

First the ham is placed in a large pot with an onion and lots of Coca Cola. It’s simmered for about an hour and the coke helps tenderize it and flavor it. Since the ham is already cooked and it’s pretty much brought up to temperature at this point,  you only need to bake it for about 20 minutes which is great for holidays when oven space is precious.

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham recipe

 

Note: You can use either bone-in or boneless ham. I meant to get one that was pre-sliced, but didn’t. Whoops! So either pre-sliced or unsliced works.

A deliciously sweet glaze of bourbon, dark brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper gives this Bourbon and Coke Ham a wonderful finish.

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham for a southern Easter

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham

Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham is one of the most delicious hams you will ever eat and is perfect for Easter. This ham has so much great southern flavor.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 2 hrs 40 mins
TOTAL: 2 hrs 50 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 to 8-pound) fully cooked bone-in ham
  • 3 (12-ounce) cans Coca-Cola
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15-20 whole cloves

Instructions

  • Place ham, cola, and onion in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
  • To make glaze, stir together honey, dark brown sugar, bourbon, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Once ham is done simmering, preheat oven to 425 degrees, and discard cooking liquid.
  • Transfer ham to a roasting pan and make a criss-cross pattern in ham with a sharp knife, going about 1/4-inch deep. Stick a clove in the center of each diamond shape.
  • Brush the glaze over ham and bake for 20 minutes.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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11 thoughts on “Bourbon and Coke Glazed Ham”

  1. Well, in the absence of clarity in the recipe, I decided to just go with the overall directions (cook for around 2 hours 40 minutes rather than 1 hour 20 minutes), but it might have been too long for our ham, which was 7 pounds. We managed to get it into a roasting pan after simmering for two hours and position it correctly, but it was difficult to cut the diamonds into the meat when it was hot and soft, and I took it out of the oven when the glaze started exploding on the heating element above. The final result was fine — the ham was tasty, but it might have been too much work to get there!

  2. They say this ham takes 2 hours and 50 minutes and she says simmer the ham for 1 hour and roast in the oven for 20 minutes with the glaze that is not 2 hours and 50 minutes this is a terrible mistake to have online and not fixed .

    1. It would have been nice if this had been corrected because now I don’t know if New Year’s dinner will be ready in an hour and a half or almost three. If anybody has made this, maybe they could advise how long it took? TIA

  3. Ruth Wodarcyk

    “Bourbon and Coke glazed Ham” what would be a good substitution for The Bourbon or just omit it??? Thank you! I’m in need of a new Holiday Ham🎄💖🎄

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