Baked Ham

As I have mentioned, I’m studying full-time for the next week or so until I take the Georgia bar exam. As such, this week will be filled with easy meals, beginning with a baked ham. I popped it in the oven this morning and let it bake until lunch.

This recipe is another one from my aunt. You can probably find a similar recipe in your local church, garden club, or junior league cookbook – it’s pretty old fashioned! Gather your ingredients:

– 1 bottle spicy brown mustard
– 1 16 oz box of dark brown sugar
– 1 cup apple juice
– 1 cup of Coca-Cola
– 1 whole cloves
– 6-7 pound ham

Preheat your oven to 350 and place the ham into a pan. Remove the skin from the ham, and score the fat on the ham into diamonds. Push as many cloves as you would like into the score marks down to the meat. Mix all the rest of the ingredients together and pour over the ham.


Put it in the oven and cook for 2 and a half hours or so. Baste it often!


It should look about like this when it comes out!


That’s it! Slice it up and enjoy.


Harold and I had to have just a taste or two fresh out of the oven, but ideally you should let it rest for 15 minutes. Not sure we made it the full fifteen…

For a quick supper, I decided to make some baked sandwiches. I had saved some of the “au jus”/marinade just for this purpose. I put some of it in a sauce pan, added a couple tablespoons of butter, and a tablespoon or so of poppy seeds and brought it to a quick boil, then took it off the heat. I greased a 9×13 Pyrex and sliced 6 Hawaiian rolls in half. I put the bottom half in the Pyrex, then spooned a little of the “au jus” mixture over the bottom of the rolls, then a little bit of provolone cheese on each, and then some ham. Then I topped it off with the other halves of the buns, and topped those with the mixture, too. Then I put them in the oven for 20 minutes on 350, as well. They were delish! Just don’t get too over zealous with the topping, otherwise they will get soggy. Whoopsies… They still tasted great as open face sandwiches!


So that’s that, and that’s all, folks. It’s an exciting life I’m leading these days! Promise, my posts will become much more interesting as of next week. Until then, easy peasy recipes and pictures of the miracle pup are probably going to dominate my world. Thanks for following along!

Until next time,


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3 thoughts on “Baked Ham

  1. Johanna Plummer

    Looks delish! Whenever there is ham I always want my grandmother Van Lierop’s curried fruit with it! Enjoy!

    1. oystersandpearls Post author

      I love hearing people’s food memories! Food is such a powerful reminder. Hope to see you again soon!


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