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Cherry-Cola Ham

Cherry-Cola Ham

This slow-cooker ham simmers in a blend of brown sugar, cherry cola, dry mustard and lemon juice for 8 or 9 hours on low heat. A tangy horseradish sauce and fresh sage complete the dish.


20 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

8 hours 20 minutes


  • 1cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/5cup cherry-flavor cola
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1tablespoon dry mustard
  • 15- to 5 1/2-pound cooked boneless ham
  • 1/4cup cold water
  • 2tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1tablespoon 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 for 8 to 9 hours.
  2. Transfer ham to a platter; cover to keep warm. In a small saucepan, stir together 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 20 servings)

Calories 201kcal
Carbohydrate Total 13g
Total Sugars 12g
Fiber 0g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 81mg
Sodium 1379mg
Protein 20g
Potassium 329mg

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