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Ham, coated in a brown sugar and mountain dew glaze, sits sliced on a platter, surrounded by pineapple rings, maraschino cherries and orange wedges.

Brown Sugar Mountain Dew Ham

Brown Sugar Mountain Dew is a sweet ham glaze, made with brown sugar, MNT DEW soda and spices. Spread over a ham and baked, it will make the ham the star of your dinner table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course christmas, dinner, easter, Entree, Ham
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 557 kcal


  • 3 lb. ham fully cooked
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup mountain dew soda
  • 2 tablespoon mountain dew soda
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 slices pineapple fresh or canned, optional
  • 4 maraschino cherries optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Pour the ¼ cup of Mountain Dew into the baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of Mountain Dew, garlic powder, onion powder, ground ginger and paprika together to form a thick paste.
  • Place the ham in the prepared baking dish. Use a sharp knife to cut thin slices in the top of the ham. Spread half of the glaze on top of them ham.
  • Optionally, affix pineapple rings with maraschino cherries to the ham using toothpicks.
  • Bake the ham for 1 hour, basting with the juice from the bottom every 20 minutes.
  • When 20 minutes remain, spread the remaining glaze on top of the ham and bake for the remainder of the time.
  • Let ham cool for 10 minutes, then thinly slice.


Serving: 1Calories: 557kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 37gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 2030mgPotassium: 606mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword Christmas ham, Easter ham, ham glaze
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