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Root Beer Glazed Ham

For a unique spin on the traditional glazed ham recipe, try this southern specialty where the secret ingredient is root beer! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 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 thermometer reads 140°, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 338 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 2097mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 38g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Dec 27, 2016

    Loved the flavor of this glaze!

  • ruben17
    Nov 25, 2015

    I prepared this ham last year for about a group of 75 people. It had such great reviews that it was requested again this year by several out of town quests.

  • danipoppy
    Oct 25, 2014

    Excellent !!!! I made this for an Easter dinner and it now has become my go to when I bake ham. Bone in ham is a family favorite and everyone loves this glaze. I put the extra on the table to top on the spot.