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


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


Method:

  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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