Dickey's Cuba Libre Holiday Ham

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by Melissa Jones

wfaa.com

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Cuba Libre Holiday Ham

Serves 6 to 8

Cooking Time: 2 to 3 hours

1(6 to 8 pound) ham, bone-in, uncooked

1 small jar Maraschino cherries, quartered

4 ounces rum (light or dark)

12 ounces Coca-Cola

Juices of 2 limes

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup chopped onions

Before placing the ham in the oven, use a knife to make a tic-tac-toe pattern of ½ inch deep cuts across the fatty part of the ham. Embed the cherries in these slits all across the top of the ham. Place the ham in a roasting pan and add the rum, Coca-Cola, lime juice, broth and onion around ham. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 2 hours. If you are using a larger ham, cook it for 3 hours, or until the ham is fork-tender. Remove from the oven and uncover, then place back in the oven for 45 minutes, or until brown.

Note: Before returning the ham to the oven, a lot of folks like to pour maple syrup over the top of the ham, giving it a sweet taste.

I like to serve this dish with actual Cuba Libres, made with rum, coke and lime juice on ice.

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