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very easy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 h 35 m


hickory smoked ham, shank portion (9 lb/4 kg)
2 cups
root beer, divided
500 mL
3 tbsp
45 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped candied ginger
15 mL
1 tsp
whole cloves
5 mL
3 tbsp
lightly packed brown sugar
45 mL
2 tbsp
Dijon mustard
30 mL
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 mL


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Set ham on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan. Add 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) root beer to pan, making sure ham is not sitting in root beer. Cover with foil and bake, 1 hour.

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine remaining root beer in a saucepan with honey and ginger. Simmer until syrupy, about 10 min. Set glaze aside.

Step 3

Remove ham from oven and cut off and discard skin to expose layer of fat underneath. Score a diamond pattern into fat, but do not cut into meat. Stud each diamond with a clove.

Step 4

Mix together brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Spread mixture evenly over ham. Then pour root beer glaze over the ham, using a brush to push it into the score marks. Return ham to oven and bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, basting twice with the pan juices, until a meat thermometer reads 160°F (71°C) and the ham is a shiny, golden brown. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest, 15 min. Baste again with pan juices before slicing and serving.


If you can’t find candied ginger, go fresh by using 1 tsp (5 mL) of finely grated ginger root instead.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
3 oz/90 g meat with 2 tbsp/30 ml sauce
11 g
Saturated Fat:
4 g
9 g
65 mg
15 g
880 mg
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