Honey-Glazed Ham Recipe

Publish Date
Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:27AM

A glistening glazed ham isĀ an iconic centrepiece of a New Zealand Christmas feast. Our stunning ham glazed with sticky honey is great for feeding a crowd, and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

1 x 3.5kg boiled ham, cooled
115g clear honey
1tbsp English mustard
20 cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C. Score the ham fat diagonally at 2.5cm intervals, first in one direction, then another to produce a diamond pattern.
  2. Stud the ham with cloves at the points of the diamond shapes. Mix the honey and mustard to make a spreadable glaze and smear over the ham. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling. Serve the ham in slices, either hot or cold.

Note: To cook a whole ham, place it in a large pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Discard the cooking water then cover again with fresh water or cider. Add a whole onion, a bay leaf and a few cloves. Bring to the boil, then simmer, part covered, for 15 to 20 minutes per 450g. Then glaze as above. The leftover stock makes a great base for an old-fashioned pea-and-ham soup, which is a delicious starter or soothing snack at any time.

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