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Old 12-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #21
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I love 7 up cake, and coca cola cake, and coke glazed ham!

I grew up with them.

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Old 12-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Michael in FtW View Post
Using colas to baste/glaze a ham was fairly common, at least here in the South, during WW II due to sugar rationing. It appears that while sugar was rationed and in limited supply (brown sugar was extremely hard to get) - colas were not rationed and were usually readily available, especially in the areas within about 100 miles of a bottling plant. There were other interesting inventions during this time like the Coca-Cola Cake, some qiuick breads, cola glazed pork chops, to make BBQ sauce, etc.

Other colas commonly used to glaze hams were Dr. Pepper for it's fruity "prune" flavor and Root Beer for it's sassafras flavoring.
Now that makes a lot of sense.

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:21 AM   #23
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I use coke all the time. I also put a can of crushed pineapple on it. If you get a spiral cut ham, there is usually a seasoning packet with it. The packet is mostly brown sugar with a few other spices. I fixed one for Thanksgiving, then used the bone residue along with the leftover glaze to make corn soup. It was outstanding. If you do this, you will not want to cut off the ham that was not spiral cut when you are serving the ham. That way you will have more meat in the soup.

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