Christmas Ham Glaze

Christmas Ham Glaze

One of the best things about the festive season is the food. Christmas Glazed ham is a staple for any Christmas feast.


  • ½ cup cherry jam
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • One tsp mixed spice
  • A 7 kg Full Leg Ham (bone in)


  1. Preheat oven to 170˚C (150˚C fan-forced).
  2. To make the glaze, place the jam, orange juice, maple syrup and mixed spice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir until combined. Bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 mins or until mixture thickens slightly. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place the ham on a clean work surface. Use a small sharp knife to cut through the rind 8cm from the shank. Run a thumb under the rind to separate from the fat. Peel back, sliding your fingers under the rind to remove, leaving as much fat as possible on the ham.
  5. Use a small sharp knife to score the fat at 1cm intervals, taking care not to cut through the meat.
  6. Place ham on a wire rack in a roasting pan.
  7. Brush the ham with half the glaze.
  8. Wrap the shank in foil.
  9. Roast, basting with remaining glaze every 20 mins, for one & 1/4 hours or until caramelised and heated through.

Happy baking

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