Cola-basted ham

Yield: 15 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N 10-Lb Precooked Ham
1 \N Bottle coke; (1 liter )
1 cup Dark brown sugar;, firmly packed
1 tablespoon Dry mustard
2 tablespoons Prepared sharp mustard
2 cups Fine dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ham, fat side down in a shallow pan.

Pour cola into pan to ½ inch deep. Bake about 2 hours, or until ham can be easy pierced with a fork. basting with cola every 15 to 20 minutes.

Center of ham will reach 140 degrees on a meat thermometer when properly cooked. Remove ham from pan and cool. Cut away rind and fat with a sharp knife. Combine sugar, mustard, bread crumbs and enough cola to form a thick paste. Place ham in the pan and pat all over with paste.Add remaining cola to bottom of pan. With oven increased to 375 F bake for 45 minutes longer., basting ever 15 to 20 minutes. until sugar-mustard paste has melted into a dark glaze. Let stand at room temperature 20-30 minutes before slicing.

Recipe by: Atlanta Journal

Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by ksmith3001@... (Katherine L Smith) on Nov 25, 1997

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