Epiphany Ham Recipe
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I wanted to cook a ham but didn't have the ingredients for my usual glaze recipe, so I made substitutions. You can, too! Instead of black cherry, try another flavored soda, or use sweet and sour sauce in place of duck sauce. —Edith Griffith, Havre de Grace, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (8 to 10 pounds; not spiral cut)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) black cherry soda
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2/3 cup duck sauce

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked ham: 303 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 1659mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place ham on a rack in a baking pan or dish; pour soda over ham. Sprinkle with five-spice powder. Cover with aluminum foil; bake 30 minutes.
  2. Remove foil and discard. Baste with duck sauce; return to oven and bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, about 2-1/2 hours, basting again halfway through baking. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Epiphany Ham in Taste of Home December 2016

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