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November 2, 2010

Oh, My Cherry-Cola Ham

I saw this recipe and thought, "Oh My!"  Hence the name Oh, My Cherry-Cola Ham.  I think I'll even try Cherry Dr. Pepper, cause I'm a huge fan of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.  I will use the fully loaded version though cause this is ham and clearly deserves the good stuff!  HA  I think I'll serve this with biscuits for a morning recipe since it's kind of sweet.  After you enjoy this recipe, come back and comment on it… I'm curious about how yours turned out!

 

This recipe can be found at Better Homes and Gardens Online!

Makes: 20 to 24 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 to 9 hours (low)

 

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2/3  cup  cherry-flavor cola
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1  tablespoon  dry mustard
  • 1  5- to 5-1/2-pound  cooked boneless ham
  • 1/4  cup  cold water
  • 2  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1  tablespoon  prepared horseradish
  •     Fresh sage leaves (optional)

Directions

In a 5-1/2- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine brown sugar, cola, lemon juice, and mustard. Add ham, turning to coat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours.

Transfer ham to a platter; cover to keep warm. In a small saucepan, stir together the water and cornstarch. Add cooking juices from cooker. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in horseradish. Slice ham and serve with sauce. If desired, garnish with sage leaves. Makes 20 to 24 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 20 to 24 servings
  • Calories201,
  • Total Fat (g)7,
  • Saturated Fat (g)2,
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)3,
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1,
  • Cholesterol (mg)81,
  • Sodium (mg)1379,
  • Carbohydrate (g)13,
  • Total Sugar (g)12,
  • Protein (g)20,
  • Vitamin C (DV%)44,
  • Calcium (DV%)2,
  • Iron (DV%)7,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

One Comment on “Oh, My Cherry-Cola Ham

John Bastin
November 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I tried a recipe with a fresh ham a couple of years ago that was basted in the oven with a sauce very similar to the one in the recipe except that I used Coca Cola, brown sugar and Jack Daniels.  It was probably the most delicious ham I have ever eaten.  I have not tried it with the smoked ham but I would imagine that it would be the same, just a little more salty.

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