Cola Easter Ham


I wanted to try a new and different Easter ham recipe. I was thrilled with the result of my strange-sounding but wonderful-tasting recipe! Our family and friends raved, and they all asked for the recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
1 8-pound ham


  • 1 (8 pound) boneless ham

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle cola-flavored carbonated beverage

  • 1 cup grape juice

  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained with juice reserved


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

  2. Use a knife to score diagonal lines onto ham, about 1 inch apart. Place ham in a large roasting pan and pat brown sugar over entire surface. (It is okay if some sugar falls into the pan.)

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until sugar begins to melt off ham, about 30 minutes. Remove ham from the oven and pour cola, grape juice, and reserved pineapple juice into the pan. Baste ham with cola mixture and return to the oven.

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

    close up view of a whole Cola Easter Ham garnished with a slice of pineapple and surrounded by pineapple slices, on a light blue platter

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

691 Calories
25g Fat
58g Carbs
55g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 691
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 3884mg 169%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 55g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 976mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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