• Cooking Time: 225
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I just took this ham to a church lunch. Our church is very small and there were about 15 people at lunch. I made a 10 1/2 lb ham and there is not a bite left (there was also chicken and turkey). It was wonderful. Based on a Nigella Lawson recipe.

You will never eat a better ham.


  • 1 10 lb picnic ham (not precooked)
  • 2 2 liter bottles of Coke (lots of times I use the store brand. Don't use Pepsi, it dosn't taste right.
  • 2 large onions cut in half (no need to peel)
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2-3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoon Dry mustard (Colemans is the best if you have it)
  • 2 tablespoons Demerara suger (you can get this at Wal-Mart)
  • or light brown sugar (the Demerara is the best)


  • Place ham in a stockpot and pour both bottles of Coke over.
  • Add onions and cloves.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to a low simmer and cook for about 3 1/2 hours covered.
  • Heat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Remove ham from cooking liquid and place in a roasting pan fat side up.
  • Using a knife, trim off the skin and some of the fat.
  • Leave a thin layer of fat on the ham.
  • Pour the molasses over the ham.
  • Mix the suger and mustard togather.
  • Pat onto molasses.
  • Place in the oven for 10-15 min, or until the sugar has melted and is browm and bubbly.

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