Juicy Ham Every Time!

Posted by on March 6, 2014 in Easter, Holidays, Recipes | 64 comments

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Are you tired of serving dry ham? Here’s the answer for a Juicy Ham Every Time!

A friend gave me this hint and it results in a Juicy Ham Every Time!  I will never ever again cook a  ham without doing it this way. Talk about moist!  All the juices are retained and the flavor and texture are fabulous. Try it and you won’t go back to your old ways!

No need to buy an expensive ham. I buy the cheapest ham on sale and it turns out so juicy every time!  Here’s the secret….


Juicy Ham Every Time!


  • 1 Ham - don't buy a spiral, but any other ham will do!
  • 1 can Sprite (12 oz.)
  • 1 oven cooking bag


  1. Place ham inside the cooking bag, but don't pierce the bag!!!
  2. Place bag with ham inside a large baking pan. (I line it with foil for easy clean up)
  3. Pour Sprite inside the bag.
  4. Seal bag as directed and put on a low rack of the oven so that inflated bag will not touch a heating unit.
  5. Bake as directed for the size of ham.
  6. Remove and serve.
  7. Note: Bag will inflate like a balloon so don't be alarmed. It will work as long as it doesn't touch a heating unit.
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That’s it! Think you can handle that?

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical until I tried it. Now, I know it is the best way to have a Juicy Ham Every Time!

Simply place the ham  in the cooking bag, but don’t cut the slits on top!

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Now, pour the can of Sprite inside the bag. Seal the bag tight and bake according to the weight.

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Out will come the tenderest, moistest (is that a word?), ham  you have ever tasted. No more dry meat!

Well, that’s the method passed on to me by a friend. I am passing it on to you! Try it and you will say,

“That’s the best way to cook a ham!”

You’ll have Juicy Ham Every Time!

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Whether for Easter or any other gathering, you’ll always want to have a “Juicy Ham Every Time”!



By the way, along with the juicy ham, you’ll want to serve the best cheesy potatoes called “Shreds”. Check out my post for another easy, delicious recipe!  


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  1. This is really good to know because dry ham is the pits! Thanks for sharing your post with the Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG

    • I used to hate ham because it was so dry! Now, it’s delicious!

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

  3. Wow, this looks like a great idea! I love some ham :). Thanks so much for linking up at You Link It, We Make It link party, hope to see you back in the morning!

  4. What a great idea! Pinned to my Easter & Recipe Board for future reference! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Have a great week!

    • Thanks for pinning!

  5. I have used ginger ale before but not sprite. I am keepng this to try! Thank you for sharing at #overthemoon. Pinned nd tweeted.

    • Maybe either will work. Did you use the bags?

  6. I’m trying this ham this week!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    • You’ll love this method.

  7. Sprite! Well, who woulda thunk!

    • I know! Crazy, but it works!

  8. I love how simple this is – and the shredded potatoes sound good too!

    • Works every time!

  9. Had a chef tell me to pour a can of coke in the cavity of my turkey to keep the breast from drying out but never thought of pop for my ham. Thanks 🙂

    • Did he tell you to use a bag?

  10. Could we use diet Sprite?

  11. I’ve never done ham in a bag before but now I have to try it. Thanks for sharing on the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • Do! You’ll never do it the old way again!

  12. Yum! Such a quick and easy recipe – my favorite kind! Thanks so much for stopping by to share at Talented Tuesdays!

    • It assures a juicy ham!

  13. What a great idea!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

    • When I’ve told people about this, they never believe it until they try it. It sounds crazy, but it works!

  14. What a great idea for a very good ham, I will have to try this recipe. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • You don’t have to buy an expensive ham. I buy the cheapest one and it turns out juicy and fantastic!

  15. Looks like a very interesting idea. Wonder if there is any way possible to incorporate it with my beloved “Maple-Glazed Ham with Cider Raisin Sauce.” Probably not. 🙁
    p.s. I found your post via “Pretty Pintastic Party” on Recipes for our Daily Bread.
    p.p.s. Going to go see if I can find your Pinterest page right now (didn’t see a a link above, but I was scanning).

  16. Well, this looks like a fantastic idea! I’m for sure trying it! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂

  17. I can’t stand dry ham, great idea. Found you through #PoCoLo

    • I can’t either! The results on this method are fantastic! Try it!

  18. I do love ham – and this sounds like a GREAT idea to stop it from drying out. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  19. So interesting – and simple! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty !

  20. Nice tip! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I can’t wait to try this on Easter (our new ham eating dinner!). Thanks for the tip. Visiting from Let’s Get Real Friday Party!

    • It works!

      • Try the Shreds with the ham! Check out the post!

  22. I have never heard this and cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • You can buy the cheapest ham and have the juiciest ham around! My sister didn’t believe me, tried it, and won’t do anything else!

  23. Looks delicious, going to have to try this recipe:)

    • You’ll never do a ham any other way!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  24. G’day! It looks juicy indeed and wish I could come through the computer and try some now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

  25. No way! I never would have thought to do that!! I looooove ham, I will have to try this out. Thanks so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • It is guaranteed great!

      • Phyllis wil this work in a crock pot?

        • I don’t think the bag would work, but maybe with the sprite only. Try it!

  26. Oh wow! That is so simple and amazing1 Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  27. Does this method work with a spiral cut ham? Sounds so simple and good.

    • Any ham! I don’t usually buy an expensive ham because the cheaper ones turn out so great!

  28. What an interesting idea. Looks delicious!

    • Try it! You’ll love it!

  29. I LOVE ham. I definitely need to try this.

  30. I have never tried the cooking bag method for ham, this might just be the ticket for my Easter ham. I just started a new link-up, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up and would love to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party. 🙂 http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up.html

  31. This looks great and easy! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  32. oops, just realized you aren’t a GREAT yet….:)

  33. My gosh…I sure am going to try this…it sounds wonderful.
    From one great-grandmother to another….THANKS !! 🙂
    I’m linking to follow you thru bloglovin….:)

  34. Looks delicious and juicy.

    Coming from Weekend re-Treat Link Party ! Come-by and visit my blog!

  35. I am def trying this at Easter. I have used the bags for turkey but I’ve never used it for a ham….last ham I made was, well it was dry! I can’t to have yummy MOIST ham!

  36. Hmmm, interesting! I never would have thought of that! Now I’ll have to try it just because you tempted me.

  37. What a great idea! I’ve used Sprite in a cake before but I’d never think to use it to cook ham. Looks like it really helps keep the meat moist and delicious!

    • It really does work!

  38. I love hearing about new ways to cook ham–thanks so much for sharing this method! 🙂

  39. I kept scrolling looking for a recipe. Love it sweet and simple!


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