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Best Baked Ham Ever (Gluten-Free)

Best Baked Ham Ever (Gluten-Free)

Best Baked Ham Ever (Gluten-Free)--

Not everyone wants holiday turkey, sometimes holiday ham fits the bill. This is an uncooked picnic ham, slow cooked with brown sugar and pineapple----Coca Cola is the secret ingredient. Delicious! Best baked ham ever!

Let's make some holiday baked ham!


  • any size uncooked smoked pork shoulder picnic ham (ours was a 12 lb. Smithfield)
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 (5 1/4 oz.) pineapple, crushed
  • 2 Coca Cola


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Remove wrapper and netting, wash outside of ham, and place in a roasting pan.

  • Pour the cokes over the ham into the bottom of pan.

  • Pat brown sugar on the ham.

  • Pour pineapple and pineapple juice in your hand, then pat the pineapple on top of the brown sugar.

  • Put lid or aluminum foil on roasting pan. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes per pound.


We have the best baked ham ever! Carve and serve.

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