This Brown Sugar and Coke Glazed Baked Ham is perfect for Easter Brunch, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner, or any special occasion. It’s also great for potluck meals or dropping off when our PTO feeds the Teachers before Parent/Teacher Conference night, because it’s simple and easy to make, and goes a long way!
Brown Sugar and Coke Glazed Baked Ham
When it comes to a Thanksgiving Meal, we go big. When we lived in Oklahoma, we would invite several friends and their families to our home to enjoy the big meal with us. Some of them didn’t have family in the area, and we never wanted anyone to feel like they needed to spend the holiday alone. Last year, I showed you a plate highlighting the Turkey & Dressing, Hashbrown Casserole, Green Beans, and Sprite Rolls.
This year, I thought I’d share with you my recipe for Brown Sugar and Coke Glazed Baked Ham that I serve with Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, and Homemade Yeast Rolls.
This is a super easy recipe, with only 3 ingredients (4 if you include pineapple!). My kids LOVE it. I like that it’s a stress free item to make, you can just put it in the oven and leave it alone until it’s time to serve. The Eco-Foil pans make this a breeze. I used a 9×13 cake pan for this ham and covered it with foil. After serving and putting away the leftovers, there is still pan juices, etc that I don’t want to pour down the drain. I can take the pan outside and discard the juices in a wooded area, then toss the foil and pan in our recycle bin. Clean up complete!
UPDATE: Going through the comments over the years, several readers have given some great suggestions to enhance my Brown Sugar Ham Glaze recipe, which I love and appreciate!
- Try using cherry coke, instead of coke. I did, it was delicious.
- Try using Dr Pepper, instead of coke.
- Save the pan drippings in a mason jar or ice cube tray, freeze, and use when making fried or scrambled eggs, for added flavor.
- Add Cherries with the pineapple slices or crushed pineapple.
- I also make Brown Sugar and Coke Glazed Baked Ham for Easter Dinner, for Christmas Dinner, and other special occasions throughout the year.
- Spiral Sliced Pre-Cooked Ham
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1½ cup Coke
- *Note: You can also add pineapple slices or crushed pineapple to this dish
- Mix the brown sugar and coke in a small bowl
- Spread over ham placed face side down inside an Eco-Foil Pan
- Cover with aluminum foil
- Bake according to package directions (mine said 10-12 mins per pound)
- Remove from oven, and let sit on counter for 30 minutes (perfect time to bake side dishes!)
Disclosure: Thank you to Eco-Foil for sponsoring this Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe post!
Eco-Foil pans are made from 100% recycled Aluminum, and they are 100% recyclable! You can find Eco-Foil at major grocery chains and mass market retailers nationwide where Handi-Foil is sold. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It’s the ONLY pan I use to bake hams and turkeys. I also like using them for desserts during the holiday season for a couple of reasons. 1) My baking increases, and often I need to bake things back to back. There is no time to use a dish, let the item cool, find another container to store the dish in, wash the dish, dry the dish, and re-use the dish. It takes up precious time. It’s much easier to use one of these pans that I don’t need to worry about washing and reusing. 2) We attend holiday parties or send items to school. Using one of these pans means it isn’t necessary for me to worry about getting back any of my dishes or plastic storage containers. I can take the dessert in the same pan I baked it in (they have holiday prints too!), and the hostess can recycle it when it’s empty.
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Brown Sugar and Coke Glazed Baked Ham Recipe:
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 11-Inch x 15-Inch Roaster with Flat Rack, GrayHamilton Beach 74250 Carve ‘n Set Electric Knife with Case, WhiteOXO Good Grips Silicone Basting & Pastry Brush – SmallRachael Ray Cucina Dinnerware 10-Inch x 14-Inch Stoneware Oval Platter, Cranberry RedEco Foil Ultra Giant Oval with Handle 12-Count
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