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A square photo of Dr. Pepper Ham. The ham is spiral cut and nine of the slices are stacked forward, showing the spiral cut marks and showing the sweet glaze created using Dr. Pepper. The ham is surrounded by lemon leaves and tehre are four lemon blossoms visible in the lower left hand corner. There is a can of Dr. Pepper visible in the right background.

Dr. Pepper Ham Recipe

Update your baked ham with a sweet and sticky Dr. Pepper glaze! Use an oven bag and your ham will be done in record time without drying out, too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1 (7 to 10 pound) ham bone-in, spiral sliced
  • 1 plastic oven bag
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard


  • Remove the ham from the packaging, including the plastic disk covering the bone. Place the ham in the oven bag, twist and tie the bag shut. Place the ham cut-side down into a 13 by 9 inch baking dish. Allow the ham to sit at room temperature for 90 minutes.
  • Arrange an oven rack in the lower-middle position. Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Bake the ham until the center registers 100 degrees, about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. (Approximately 15 minutes per pound.)
  • Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan bring the sugar, Dr. Pepper, orange juice, and mustard to a simmer. Cook until the mixture is syrupy and reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and roll back the sides of the oven bag to expose the ham. Brush the ham with about half of the glaze and return the ham to the oven. Bake 10 minutes longer or until the glaze becomes sticky. Remove from oven.
  • Remove the oven bag. Brush the ham with the remaining glaze and tent loosely with foil. Allow the ham to rest for 30 to 40 minutes at room temperature. Serve. 



Adapted from Cook's Country's Best Lost Suppers.


Calories: 190kcal