Easy to make Doctor Pepper Ham Recipe
One of the many asked questions people have when they hear about The Bald Chef's holiday dishes is, "Why Dr. Pepper Ham?" This ham recipe is worth trying because it is a stand out recipe on its own. Think of 10 2 4 that's what my Grand Mother all way's said about this unusual soda pop back in the 60's. Most people love the taste of Dr. Pepper even Forest Gump! There is not much to this recipe; it is easily the best way to cook a ham. Back in 1886, in Waco Texas, a Texan pharmacist Charles Alderton (note my grandmother was from Amarillo Texas), came up the soft drink Dr. Pepper. I don't know why the Dr. Pepper makes such a great glaze for a ham but I guess that it's fruity and acidic quality soften and flavor the ham.
Doctor Pepper Ham Recipe
Start with a good quality spiral cut ham. Bring one can of Dr. Pepper, 1/8 of a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic and 1 teaspoon of black pepper to boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat on your stove to medium and cook until the mixture is syrupy. Let the dr pepper glaze mixture cool. Place your spiral cut ham in a large plastic bag and pours in your Dr Pepper glaze to marinate overnight, leave a little extra to brush on as the ham cooks. When you are ready to cook the ham pre heat the oven to 225 and cook for 2 hours. Brush ham with glaze Dr. Pepper every 15 minutes as it cooks. Remove the ham from the oven and sit back and listen to the complements.
Ingredients For Making Doctor Pepper Ham.
1 good quality spiral cut ham
1 12 oz. can of Dr. Pepper