Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham

This Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham is so simple and full of sweet and savory flavor. I don't know if my taste buds will ever get over this recipe, it is so yummy. The perfect ham for Christmas or Easter.

Easter is in less than a week. Holy cow. Where has the time gone?
Growing up my Grandma made a delicious ham for Easter every year. This year I decided to try a few different ham recipes and this Dr. Pepper Pineapple Ham was by far my favorite.
It was so easy to make, and the flavor was absolutely delicious. I don’t know if I will ever make another ham recipe again, because this was just so yummy.
We also made a ham gravy from the ham drippings and it was amazing.
We will be making it again this Sunday. Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

could i make this in a slow cooker?

If you are looking to make this ham recipe in a slow cooker, here is what I recommend doing:

  • Spray the slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place the sliced ham in the slow cooker.
  • In a saucepan combine the glaze mixture as directed in the instructions.
  • Pour 3/4 of the mixture over the ham.
  • Place the lid on the ham and cook for 3-4 hours on low (if the ham is cooked, if the ham is not cooked, you may need about 6 hours).
  • After the 3-4 hours, pour the rest of the mixture over the ham and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 100 degrees (will take about 20 to 30 minutes)
  • You can use the drippings in slow cooker to make a gravy.
  • We do however, recommend baking it, to give it that crispy texture on top, but a slow cooker would still taste delicious.

how to make ham gravy:

There is no other gravy, quite like ham gravy. I am obsessed with ham gravy and mashed potatoes. If you have never tried ham gravy, you need to because it is so easy to make.

Here is how to make it:

  • Once your ham is done, remove it and set it aside.
  • Make your gravy by mixing, the ham drippings (I will usually strain out all the fat or ham chunks that fell off as it cooked, if there are any, just to avoid lumps in my gravy), 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon of milk or water.
  • Whisk it until it is completely smooth and there are not lumps. I also like to let it come to a boil to thicken if it is thin.
  • I like to pour this gravy over my potatoes and ham.

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Serves: 10-12

Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham

1 hrPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

4 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 (5-10 pound) pound spiral-sliced Ham
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dr Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple


  1. Remove the ham from the packaging. Place the ham, cut-side down, in the roasting pan or baking dish and wrap the ham and pan tightly with foil.
  2. Adjust an oven rack to the lowest position and heat the oven to 250 Degrees
  3. Bake the ham until the center registers 100 Degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the size of the ham. (about 17 minutes per pound) - or you can buy it pre-cooked and it will cook for a lot less time.
  4. While the ham bakes, bring the sugar, Dr Pepper, and mustard to a simmer in a medium saucepan and cook until syrupy and reduced to 3/4 cup (about 8 minutes)
  5. Remove the ham from the oven and roll back the sides of the bag or the foil to expose the meat. Carefully tip out the juices that have collected in the pan into your sink. Brush the ham with the Dr Pepper glaze and then spoon 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple over the ham and glaze.  Return it to the oven, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. (Check the ham occasionally and if it appears to be browning too much, tent it with a piece of foil.) Remove the ham from the oven and brush it again with the Dr Pepper glaze. Tent the ham loosely with foil and let it cool for 30 to 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe adapted from Leite’s Cluinaria

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20 Responses to “Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham”

    • You cook the ham with the sliced side down. The soda mixture is a glaze at the end of the cooking time. It will give it a glazed coating. You carefully pour it on the cooked ham. It's in the direction portion of the recipe. If it's getting overcooked, close up the foil to slow down the cooking process. Hope this helps.
  1. This ham is amazing! I tweaked it a bit since I didn't use a spiral cut ham, but it turned out perfect. I brought some over to my parents and my mom now wants to make it for Easter! So delicious, I will definitely make this again :)
  2. We made this tonight, subbing pineapple juice because I was out of crushed pineapple. We loved it, thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Next year we're either going to put it on the slow cooker or cook it in one of those baking bags to really get the flavor into the meat.
  3. Keri Crawford
    I have made this ham for the past three years for my family on Thanksgiving and they all absolutely love it! The making of they glaze throws you off just a little at first, but it makes the ham taste amazing! I love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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