Honey-glazed ham recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy
Prep: 25 min
Cooking: 25 min
(may need an extra 10 mins)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 138 kCal 7%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 2.4g 12%
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    • 2kg (4lb) gammon joint
    • 2 litre bottle medium-sweet cider
    • 1 onion, roughly chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • For the glaze:
    • 2-3 tablespoons thick honey
    • wholegrain mustard


    • Weigh ham to calculate boiling time. It will take 25 minutes per 500g (1lb), plus 20 minutes.

    • Place ham in a large pan and pour cider over. Add water if necessary to cover ham.

    • Add onion and bay leaves.

    • Place pan on hob and bring to the boil.

    • Reduce heat and cover pan.

    • Simmer for the cooking time, then remove the pan from the heat. Set the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190°C.

    • Set aside ham. Pour about 150ml (¼ pint) of the cooking juices into a roasting tin and discard the rest.

    • Cut away any string or netting from ham, and cut away any skin to leave a thin layer of fat.

    • Cut through fat to make a diamond pattern.

    • Mix together the honey and mustard and spread over ham.

    • Place ham on a rack over tin containing cooking juices.

    • Cook in centre of oven for 25-35 minutes, or until topping is light golden .

    • Remove from oven and transfer to a warmed serving plate, cover with foil and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes before carving.

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    Suitable for freezing for 1 month after cooking

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