Just in time for the Christmas holiday . . . .
The ingredients are very simple... 1 ham, any size (preferably natural ham on the bone, but processed works). We prefer John Morrell butt portion bone-in ham. Line a deep, round roasting pan with aluminum foil. Score the ham on all sides approximately 1/2 to 1" deep, depending on the size of the ham. Then, place the ham in the roasting pan. Pour Dr. Pepper over the ham liberally, allowing it to soak into the scores. Then cover the ham with aluminum foil and place in a 350 degree oven. Every half hour, remove the pot from the oven, turn the ham over, and resoak with Dr. Pepper. Let the ham cook a minimum of 3 1/2 hours...more for a larger ham. Remove from the pot and serve. The carbonation cooks away. The secret is that the main ingredient in Dr. Pepper is prune juice and other fruit juices which cook down into the meat. It doesn't taste fruity, though. It just makes the sweetest, juiciest ham you have ever tasted.