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Swedish Christmas Ham


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 15
  • Prep Time : 12:00 h
  • Cook Time : 3:25 h
  • Ready In : 15:25 h


  • 3kg ham – either on the bone or deboned or rolled
  • 4 litres water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 150g wholegrain mustard
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • Pepper to taste


Step 1

Place the ham in a large bowl, cover with cold water and leave it to soak overnight or for a minimum of 12 hours.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 130°C. Place the ham in a large roasting tray and add the water.

Step 3

Slow roast the ham in the oven for about 3 hours and 15 minutes. If you have a meat thermometer roast until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 75°C.

Step 4

Mix together the remaining ingredients for the glaze.

Step 5

Remove the ham and leave it to cool slightly. Increase the oven temperature to 220°C.

Step 6

Remove the rind from the ham and score a diamond pattern in the top layer of fat. Brush the glaze over the ham.

Step 7

Roast for 10 minutes, or until the ham is golden brown.

Step 8

Leave the meat to cool before serving.

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