Merry Christmas to all! I make a ham on Christmas so I can have Hoppin’ John on New Years day. I also like to make quiche and I found a recipe for soup that I will be posting in a few days.
No one can stand a ham that is all dried out. Thank goodness for the Nesco which keeps your ham nice and moist. I had heard that Coke-a-cola made for a really moist ham, so I decided to try it. Who doesn’t like Honey Baked ham glaze? I wanted to make a glaze with similar properties, and I was able to do that with the help of a little coffee. Yes, coffee!
This Nesco Honey Baked Cola Ham is simple and flavorful. The ham stay moist because it is in the Nesco, and absorbs the sweetness of the cola.
-- Glaze --
1 tablespoon Onion powder
1 tablespoon Nutmeg
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon Ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon Mace
1/2 tablespoon Paprika
1/2 tablespoon Dry mustard
2 tablespoon Dark corn syrup
6 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoon Water
1 tablespoon Coffee strong
-- Ham --
2 bottles Coke (1000 milliliters)
2 tablespoon Whole clove
10 pounds Ham sliced, bone in
Mix all the ingredients for the glaze together and set aside.
Remove the well from the Nesco. Have the rack inside the well. Heat the Nesco unit to 350.
Remove the ham from its packaging and place it fat side up on the rack in the Nesco well.
Score the ham in a diamond pattern on the top of the ham. Use your fingers to spread the slices a little bit, then pour both bottles of coke over the ham.
Spoon some of the glaze on the ham, then stud with the cloves in a nice pattern.
Put the well into the Nesco, cover and bake until the ham reaches 160 on an instant read thermometer. Occasionally, spoon glaze on the ham.
When the ham has reached the proper temperature, raise the heat on the Nesco as high as it will go, 450, and bake the ham for 5 minutes, being careful it does not burn. The glaze should crinkle up. Turn the Nesco off.
Remove from the well, allow to rest for 10 minutes, and serve.