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Glazed Ham

What you need?

Leg of cooked ham (half or whole), whole cloves to stud, 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 5 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs Dijon mustard

What to do? 

Firstly preheat oven to 180°C, then prepare the glaze: combine juice, sugar, honey and mustard in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

Using a sharp knife carefully cut around the shank of the ham about 10cm from the end, carefully put the tip of the knife under the edge of the skin and gently remove the skin, you may need to use your fingers to gently ease the skin away from the layer of fat.

Score a criss cross pattern into the fat, but don’t cut right through to the ham. Place ham on a large baking dish lined with foil or baking paper & place a clove into the middle of each crisscross diamond space.

Using a pastry brush, or spoon, glaze the ham evenly & cook for 30 – 45 mins, basting several times during cooking.

Stand the ham for at least 10 mins before carving & brush a final glaze over the ham just before serving.