I wanted to try something new and different for an Easter ham and was thrilled with the result I got from my strange sounding but wonderful tasting recipe! Our family and friends RAVED and all wanted the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Use a knife to score a diagonal pattern onto the ham with the lines about 1 inch apart. Place the ham in a large roasting pan and pat brown sugar over the entire surface. Some will fall into the pan, that's okay.

  • Bake the ham in the preheated oven until the sugar is melting off of it, about 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and pour the cola, grape juice and juice from the pineapple into the pan. Baste the ham with the mixture and return it to the oven.

  • Continue to bake in the preheated oven, basting every 20 minutes, for about 2 hours. Cut the pineapple rings in half. Remove the ham from the oven and float the pineapple rings in the drippings. Allow the ham to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve with the pineapple and sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

691 calories; 25.4 g total fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 3884 mg sodium. 58.4 g carbohydrates; 55.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I made this Ham for Easter. I used the slow cooker instead of the oven. The type of ham was a fully cooked Spiral Ham and cooked 4 to 5 hours on low. This ham was moist and a wonderful flavor. My husband loves eating the left overs from the fridge. I will make this receipt again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
We thought this was ok. I felt like I could taste the odd flavors of the grape juice and coke. It really didn't do anything in terms of tenderizing my Cumberland Gap boneless ham in fact the skin became a tough chewy rind. Would bake another boneless hame but not necessarily this combo. I did like the idea of serving a sauce alongside ham though. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I made this Ham for Easter. I used the slow cooker instead of the oven. The type of ham was a fully cooked Spiral Ham and cooked 4 to 5 hours on low. This ham was moist and a wonderful flavor. My husband loves eating the left overs from the fridge. I will make this receipt again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I made this Ham for Easter. I used the slow cooker instead of the oven. The type of ham was a fully cooked Spiral Ham and cooked 4 to 5 hours on low. This ham was moist and a wonderful flavor. My husband loves eating the left overs from the fridge. I will make this receipt again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
To heyjude615, I bought a bottle of Welch's grape juice and used a cup of that. Made this for Easter dinner and it was delicious. Best ham I've had in a long time. Before making it I though maybe the brown sugar, cola, pineapple juice, and grape juice would end up making the ham too sweet. I couldn't have been more wrong. The sweetness complimented the saltiness of the ham perfectly. I'll definitely be making this again in the future. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
My dh's grandmother made her ham very similiar and since I couldn't find her recipe I used this one. It came out just as good, dare I say maybe better?! So moist, flavorful...my picky kids loved it. Even my sil who doesn't like ham loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
The only ingredients I had on hand were cola, brown sugar and pineapple. So here is my version. Marinate ham(8lbs) in cola overnite in oven bag but do not poke holes in bag until ready to bake. Turn bag a few times throughout the process to insure "even-ness". Drain cola and add pineapple with juice and rub ham with brown sugar. I only added 1/2 the sugar. The cola is used to tenderize the ham and Boy did it!!!Delicious!!! This was the best Easter ham ever.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2011
Just had this tonight for your dinner club. Got rave reviews. I used the slow cooker method cooked a 6.5 lb precooked boneless ham for 4.5 hrs. I skipped the pineapple. I thickened the sauce with a cornstarch slurry and it gave the sauce a little more body. I was very happy with the result. My guests could not believe the sauce was Coke and grape juice. After I put the brown sugar on the ham I wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour. It seem to make the sugar "stay on the ham" longer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2009
This recipe is great. I served for Christmas this past year and everyone loved it. A week later my sister-in-law asked for the recipe. She couldn't stop thinking about it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
We thought this was ok. I felt like I could taste the odd flavors of the grape juice and coke. It really didn't do anything in terms of tenderizing my Cumberland Gap boneless ham in fact the skin became a tough chewy rind. Would bake another boneless hame but not necessarily this combo. I did like the idea of serving a sauce alongside ham though. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
We used a pit ham as well as a butt ham with this recipe. I have to say the pit ham was very decadent and delicious! The butt ham was ok but that was not because of this topping it was because a butt ham is definitely not as good as a pit ham! Made this for Christmas and EVERYONE loved it and said it was the best ham they had ever had. If you concentrate on the flavors you will probably taste the grape juice but if you taste it without that in mind the flavors meld very well and make this ham well worth the effort. I made this in my Nesco at the same temp as the recipe states for the oven. It was done in about an hour maybe an hour and a half. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
My first time baking a ham for a tough crowd. It was a hit! before cooking I scored the ham and added cloves. I used pomegranate instead of grape juice. Read More
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