Root Beer Glazed Ham

Try this Root Beer Glazed Ham for a unique flavor.


  • 1 Whole or Butt End, Bone In, Cured Ham
  • 1 Can Root Beer
  • 2 Cups Root Beer Glaze (Recipe follows)
  • Whole Cloves


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Line a large roasting pan with foil.
  2. Place ham in roasting pan fat side up for shank end or whole hams or cut side down for butt end hams.
  3. Add 1/2 cup root beer or enough to cover bottom of pan by 3/4 inch. Let sit a while to come to room temperature. Tent ham loosely with foil.
  4. Bake undisturbed until thermometer inserted in center reads 100 degrees (1-3 hours depending on size and cut of ham.)
  5. Meanwhile, prepare glaze (below.)
  6. Remove ham from oven. Increase oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  7. Pour off accumulated pan juices and reserve for sauce. Cut away excess fat. Score ham in diamond pattern.
  8. Spread glaze over scored surface of ham. Insert whole cloves at intersections of cuts.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees until center temperature reaches 120 degrees, approximately 1 hour. Let ham rest for at least 15 minutes before carving.

Root Beer Glaze

  • 1 Cup Root Beer
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • Zest and Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbs. Prepared Mustard

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer stirring often

over low heat 10 minutes until a thin saucy consistency. Use to

glaze ham. Pour accumulated ham juices into saucepan of glaze.

Return to a simmer and cook until thickened. Defat and serve as

a sauce with ham.

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