Boneless Hams Using Cola or Dr. Pepper

I have three recipes posted in Boneless Hams in the Slow Cooker Four Ways but an 8 lb. ham is too big for a slow cooker and there are times when you want a bigger ham than 5 or 6 lbs.  The first recipe has a delicious sauce… The second recipe comes from Paula Deen using Dr. Pepper instead of coke.  I have decided to use a boneless ham and cook it the way I did the cola ham.

Cola Boneless Ham

  • 1 (8 lb.) boneless ham
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 (12 oz.) coke, not diet
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 (20 oz.) can sliced pineapple, drained with juice reserved

Preheat the oven to 325°F.  With a knife 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.  Bake until the sugar is melting off of it, about 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and pour the coke, 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 , basting every 30 minutes for about 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°F.  Cover loosely if the ham browns too quickly.

Cut the pineapple rings in half.  Remove the ham from the oven and place the pineapple rings in the drippings.  Allow the ham to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve with the pineapple and sauce.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/05/19/boneless-cola-ham

Paula Deen's Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham -adapted

  • 1 (8 lb.) boneless ham
  • 1 (12 oz.) can Dr. Pepper (not diet)
  • 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard

Preheat the oven to 325°F.  With a knife 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.  Bake until the sugar is melting off of it, about 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, combine the Dr. Pepper, orange juice and Dijon and pour over the ham. Baste the ham with the mixture and return it to the oven.

Continue to bake, basting every 30 minutes for about 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°F.  Cover loosely if the ham browns too quickly.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/05/19/boneless-cola-ham

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