Cherry-Cola Ham


The secret ingredient to this savory, slow-cooked ham? It's soda! See how cherry-cola transforms this essential dish.

Cherry-Cola Ham
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • cup cherry-flavor cola

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • 1 5-5.5 pound cooked boneless ham

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • Fresh sage leaves (optional)


  1. In a 5-1/2- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine brown sugar, cola, lemon juice, and mustard. Add ham, turning to coat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours.

  2. Transfer ham to a platter; cover to keep warm. In a small saucepan, stir together the water and cornstarch. Add cooking juices from cooker. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in horseradish. Slice ham and serve with sauce. If desired, garnish with sage leaves. Makes 20 to 24 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1379mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 329mg 7%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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