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Glazed Christmas ham

Glazed Christmas ham

Ingredients 13
Servings 8-10


  • HAM
  • 1
    ham with rind
  • 1
    onion, peeled
  • 6
    whole cloves
  • 2
    carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1
    celery stalk, sliced
  • 6
    whole peppercorns
  • bay leaves extra cloves for studding the rind
  • 250
    apple juice
  • 30
    brown sugar
  • 30
  • 5
    ground ginger



1. Ham calculate the cooking time according to the weight of the ham. The cooking time is usually on the packaging but if not, cook the ham for 30 minutes for every 500 g. cook a 4 kg ham for 4 hours. Because the ham is glazed after being boiled then put in the oven we cook it for only 3 hours on top of the stove and roast it for the last hour so the fatty layer becomes deliciously crisp and golden.

2. Use a saucepan big enough to comfortably hold the ham and cover the meat with cold water. Stud the onion with the 6 cloves and add it to the saucepan with the carrots, celery, peppercorns and bay leaves. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 hours. Leave the ham to cool in the cooking liquid.

3. carefully remove the ham from the liquid, put it on a wooden board and peel off the rind.

4. cut a diamond pattern in the fatty layer and stud each diamond with a clove. Put the ham in a roasting pan.

5. Glaze Preheat the oven to 180 °c. Heat the glaze ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture over the ham and cook for 1 hour or until the fatty layer is crisp and golden. Baste frequently with the glaze. Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving it.


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