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Great recipes: Best Ham Ever

15 Nov 2014

By Amy Poore


If you’re planning the perfect spring dinner at your house this year, I’ve got a recipe for you: the best ham ever. I’m serious, the orange slices and the Coke and the mustard just give this ham the most incredible flavor. You’ll be glad you made this one – and your guests will too.

Bon appétit!


Best Ham Ever

  • 6-8 lb. bone-in, cured ham
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup prepared Dijon mustard
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1½ cups of Coke
  • 1 large turkey baking bag

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Score the ham 1/4 inches down in a diamond pattern.

Place the ham in the baking bag on its bottom (cut side out). Place bag on a roasting pan.

Mix mustard and sugar together in a small bowl until combined. Spread mixture over the whole ham (in the bag).

Place orange wedges around the base of the ham and pour coke around the bottom on the ham (not over the top – you do not want to wash your sugar mixture up).

With a puff of air into the bag, close the opening tightly and with a sharp knife, cut three, 1-inch slits on the top of the bag.

Cook for 1.5 – 2 hours.

Let ham rest for 30 minutes before serving.


Amy Poore is a new mom, a wife and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at www.pooreamy.com


Photo: Amy Poore

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