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
- Simmer the ham in Coca-Cola
- Apply glaze
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.
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.
Place the ham in a roasting pan lined with foil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the glaze is bubbly.