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Grilled Ham with Apple Cola Jalapeno Glaze

Ham is the cornerstone to many holiday meals. Learn how to grill one to perfection with this how-to video and recipe for apple cola jalapeno glaze.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cola, grilled, ham
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 16
Calories 618 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 8 lb pre-cooked, spiral-sliced ham
  • 1 cup water

Apple Cola Jalapeno Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups cola
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Heat the grill to 350F degrees with an indirect heat zone.

  2. Place the ham in a disposable aluminum pan. Pour 1 cup water into the pan around the ham. Cover the grill and cook over indirect heat for 45 minutes.

  3. Place a pot on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Add the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook for 25 minutes. The glaze will reduce and thicken.

  4. After the ham has cooked for 45 minutes, brush the ham with the glaze.

  5. Continue cooking and basting every 20 minutes, sopping up some of the pan juices until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 140F degrees.


For a smokier flavor, add a two apple wood chunks to the coals.

The jalapenos aren't all that spicy in this glaze, but if you prefer extra mild, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before adding it to the pot, or use half a pepper.

To prepare on an alternative grill, setup the grill with an indirect zone, and adjust the heat to 325-350F degrees.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Ham with Apple Cola Jalapeno Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 2969mg129%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.