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Root Beer Glazed Ham

 Root Beer Glazed Ham
For a unique spin on the traditional glazed ham recipe, try this Southern specialty from our Test Kitchen where the secret ingredient is root beer!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 3 cups root beer
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of
  • the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Bake at 325° for 2
  • hours.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 30 minutes.
  • Brush ham with some of the glaze; bake 30-60 minutes longer or until
  • a meat thermometer reads 140°, brushing occasionally with
  • remaining glaze. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 6 ounces ham equals 338 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 2,097 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 38 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer