Berks Easy Cola Ham

Easy-to-follow and hard to beat.

2hr 10min Serves 10-12


1 Berks Hickory Smoked Berkshire Ham, bone out, about 8 pounds
1 can cola soda
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 large red onion thinly sliced
Fresh herbs for garnish


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Score the ham using a sharp knife into a diamond pattern. Put the ham, onions and 1/4 cup water in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, combine the soda, brown sugar and onion powder and bring to a boil over medium- high heat, stirring every 5 minutes. Cook until reduced by half and has begun to form a glaze, about 10-15 minutes.

Brush the ham with some of the glaze, cover the ham with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover the ham and baste with the pan liquid and brush with some glaze. Cook for an additional 1 hour, basting and brushing the ham after 30 minutes. Brush the ham with the pan liquid before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs.

The recipes for ham are endless. Ham is perfect for any meal occasion from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Berks ham is lean, tender and bones with the best quality and taste you’ll find anywhere. Prepared from pork, trimmed to 97% fat free and then are slowly hickory smoked. These are the kind of hams your grandmother make. Below find some of our favorite recipes using Berks ham. Have fun cooking and enjoy! SHARE YOUR RECIPE WITH US!

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