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Christmas Ham


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 2:30 h
  • Ready In : 2:30 h

Your guests with love this simply delicious ham recipe.


  • 2kg smoked ham, with skin on
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 litre dry cider
  • 3 tbsps syrup
  • 3 tbsps Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 cup dry cider
  • 1 handful cloves


Step 1

Tie string around the ham to keep the meat in a compact shape as it cooks. Place in a large pan and cover with the water and cider. Cover with a lid and simmer for 21⁄2 hours, until the meat is tender. Leave it to cool in the cooking liquid.

Step 2

Carefully cut the skin off the ham, making sure to leave the fat on. Criss-cross the fat with a sharp knife. Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Step 3

For the glaze, warm the syrup, mustard and cider in a pan and boil until it thickens to a treacle-like consistency. Spoon the glaze over the ham fat, and place in a roasting tin. Dot the cloves over the surface and bake for 20 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelised. Cut slices from the ham and serve.

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