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Get ready to fall in love with this scrumptious brown sugar mustard baked ham! Trust me, after just 15 minutes of prep, you’ll have a mouthwatering dish featuring a heavenly combo of whole grain and Dijon mustard, along with the delightful sweetness of Coca Cola.
This tasty treat is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s stealing the spotlight on an Easter table or playing sidekick to Tom Turkey on Thanksgiving.
Preparing The Glazed Ham
Get ready to dig into a heavenly brown sugar mustard baked ham, showcasing a delightful fusion of whole grain and Dijon mustard with a hint of Coca-Cola sweetness! This crowd-pleasing dish is a breeze to prepare and goes perfectly with those crispy air fryer baked potatoes everyone loves.
To get started, preheat your oven and place the spiral cut ham in a roasting pan. Whisk together equal parts brown sugar, whole-grain mustard, and Dijon mustard for that scrumptious glaze. Don’t forget to generously coat the ham during the last 30-45 minutes of cooking for a beautiful caramelization without burning.
As you slice into the tender, juicy ham, you’ll feel like a superstar chef, serving up a visually stunning and delicious dish that’s sure to win over your guests!
Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
A bone-in, fully cooked, spiral-cut ham works best for this recipe
Plan for about ½ to ¾ pound of bone-in ham per person, or ¼ to ½ pound of boneless ham per person.
Apply the glaze during the last 30-45 minutes of cooking to prevent it from burning.
Yes, you can use any mustard you prefer, but whole grain and Dijon mustard provide the best flavor balance.
Tips For Slicing The Ham
- Use a sharp knife: A sharp, long, non-serrated knife is ideal for carving ham. This will ensure clean, even slices without tearing the meat.
- Allow the ham to rest: After removing the ham from the oven, let it rest for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, making the ham easier to slice and keeping it moist.
- Place the ham on a cutting board: Use a large, stable cutting board with a well to collect any juices. Position the ham with the flat side down for a secure grip and easier slicing.
- Locate the bone: If you’re carving a bone-in ham, identify the location of the bone and plan your cuts around it to minimize waste.
- Slice along the grain: To achieve tender, easy-to-chew slices, carve the ham along the grain of the meat. This means cutting in the same direction as the muscle fibers.
- Start with the right thickness: Aim for slices that are about ¼-inch thick, which is ideal for both presentation and eating.
What To Serve With Brown Sugar Mustard Baked Ham
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Best Scalloped Potatoes
- Caprese Pasta Salad
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Easy Ambrosia Salad
- Pear And Spinach Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 10 pound spiral cut ham
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 can Coca Cola
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Place ham, cut side down in a roasting pan. Trim any excess fat.
- Mix in a small bowl, brown sugar and mustards. Gently pat mixture over ham. Pour cola in bottom of pan. Cover ham with tin foil sealing around edges of roasting pan. Place in oven and cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Remove tin foil from ham. Baste ham with juices and place back in oven for 15 minutes. Baste ham a second time and continue to cook for 15 more minutes. Remove ham from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Slice ham from bone and place on serving platter. Spoon over additional dripping is desired. Store remaining slices of ham in airtight container in refrigerator.
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This ham was amazing! The flavor of the brown sugar and mustard was delicious. I wasn’t sure how the coke would be to baste, but it added even more flavor. I used diet coke. My husband and I thought it was my best ham ever.
Thanks, Mary! You’ve made my day and I’m thrilled you all enjoyed the recipe. I so appreciate the terrific rating, too!
Can I use spicy ground mustard I couldn’t find whole grain
You sure can.
I made this in the crock pot for New Year day and it is the best ham I’ve ever done. Will make this again
Why put in a can of coke to make baked ham????
Because it’s good!
My family loves this recipe for our holiday hams! The best! Thanks!
Hey there Debbie!
I am so happy to hear that your family has been enjoying this recipe, Ham is a must-make holiday dish and this recipe is a classic! If you’re interest in other Ham recipes, you should check out my new Copycat Honey Baked Ham recipe, it’s just as simple to make and the flavor is irresistible, I’d love to hear what y’all think. Thank you so much for your kind words of support, if you ever have any questions about a recipe, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Do you follow the same temp and instructions making it in an Oster self basting roaster.
Hey there Maggie!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I think you’re going to love it! I’ve only ever made this ham recipe in the oven, I’ve never tried it in the Oster self basting roaster, so I am not entirely sure how the directions would differ. That being said, I would assume that you can use the same temperature and instructions as the recipe states. I would keep a closer eye on it though, just to make sure everything is looking good. I hope this helps, let me know how your ham turns out! Happy Easter!
Do you cook the ham on a rack in the pan or directly in the juices?
That is a terrific question, thank you so much for your interest in this recipe. I normally cook it directly in the juices, not on a rack in the pan, just because I like the flavor profile more after it’s been sitting and basting in the liquid. However, it’s entirely up to you, it won’t change the texture of the Ham much at all so it’s mostly a matter of personal preference. I hope this helps, let me know how everything turns out, I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Sounds like the recipe I make from my German grandma except I use ginger ale, brown sugar and rub ham with yellow mustard. Then make ham gravy. The absolute best
I love that idea, nostalgic recipes are always the best ones after all! I hope you like this recipe, its one of my family’s favorites as well. Thank you for your lovely comment, I hope you have a great day!
Looks delicious. Is there any substitutions to the mustards? My family doesn’t eat mustard. Thx
Thanks so much for the rating! Great question, yes you can substitute the mustard. What you’ll want to do, is grab a separate small bowl and mix together 2 Tablespoons of Apple jelly, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, once you’ve mixed that together, then combine mixture with you 3/4 cup of brown sugar. This is a delicious alternative flavor carbonatation but it isn’t going to be the same flavor as the mustard, which I assume is what you’re looking for, I just wanted to let you know. I really hope you try this, let me know how it goes!
I noticed that you are cooking it cut side down, but my family has usually cooked on the side. Is there a big difference?
I do it that way to that the cut side doesn’t dry out and it fits in my pan/oven better that way. I hope this helps.
Have a great day,
My ham is a Smithfield spiral smoked ham fully cooked and glazed. It weighs about10.25 pounds. Will this be okay to use with this recipe. Thank You
Yep, your ham sounds perfect for this recipe.
This ham looks & sounds wonderful ! Gonna have to buy one & try it out. Thank you for sharing, Myrna Daniels
Hey there Myrna!
Thank you so much for your kind words, I am thrilled to hear that you’re giving this recipe a try! This Baked Ham recipe is an absolute family favorite, I really hope you enjoy! If you have any questions about it please don’t hesitate to ask, let me know how everything turns out!
Can this be done in a crockpot?
As long as you can fit the ham in the crockpot, I think it will work. You might want to baste it a couple of times to get a thick glaze on it.
Eva Marie Everson
This is the BEST ham I have ever baked! Thank you so much!
You are so welcome!
Have a great rest of the year.
What a scrumptious way to make a spiral ham your own! Our family is small so we’ll try this ham recipe for Christmas. Pineapple casserole is a must-have accompaniment too. Thanks for your inspiration, Donya!
You are so welcome, Karen!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
I only have Coke Zero meaning sugar free. Will this work as well?
Hey Jo Ann. You can give it a try. The sugar helps really adds to the flavor of the ham, so it might be off a bit.
This was AMAZING. I used a can of Dr. Pepper instead of Coke. The best ham I ever had, and so easy!!! Thank you for a new family favorite!!!
Thank you Mariah!I am so glad you like the recipe and made it “your own” with the cola switch.
Beautiful ham! Would this work well with a semi-boneless ham instead of a spiral ham? We live in a rural area and spiral hams are not as plentiful and I never recognize the brand which steers me away. Do you have a particular brand of spiral ham that you prefer? Thank you.
Hey Candice. Thanks for the sweet comment. First off, yes, the glaze will work on any ham. Once you slice it, you might want to drizzle over some of the dripping just for extra flavor. I usually buy my ham from Smithfield. I hope this helps. Let me know how your dish turns out!
Beautiful! I want to jump right and devour the whole thing. It’s been way too long since I’ve had a good Southern ham!
Thanks Faith! There’s nothing like it, right.
Thanks so much for stopping by.