What Is a Recipe for Coca-Cola Baked Ham?

What Is a Recipe for Coca-Cola Baked Ham?

A recipe for ham baked in Coca-Cola is Nigella Lawson's Ham in Cola. This recipe involves simmering ham and onion with Coca-Cola before applying a clove, sugar, molasses and mustard glaze and baking in the oven for a crispy exterior.

Ham in Cola

This easy recipe yields 8 servings. It is suggested to serve the ham with sweet corn pudding.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Ready In: 2 hours 50 minutes


  • 1 (4 1/4 to 2 1/4 pounds) bone-in ham
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 liters Coca-Cola
  • 1 handful cloves
  • 1 heaping teaspoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons English mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar or granulated brown sugar
  1. Simmer the ham in Coca-Cola
  2. Place the ham and onion halves in a large cooking pot or Dutch oven and pour the Coca-Cola over them. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer covered loosely for 2 and a half hours.

  3. Apply glaze
  4. Heat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and remove the ham from the pot, keeping the liquid. Trim the skin with a knife to leave a thin layer of fat. Score diagonally with diamond shapes and insert a clove into each diamond. Spread the molasses over the ham, then pat with the mustard powder and sugar.

  5. Bake
  6. Place the ham in a roasting pan lined with foil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the glaze is bubbly.