This glorious glazed ham with sticky apricot apple glaze is the kind of festive recipe dreams are made of. Simple, juicy ham the whole family will love.
Keyword Baked ham, Glazed gammon, Glazed ham
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Resting time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Author Alida Ryder
2kg4lbboneless, smoked ham/gammon
For the apricot apple glaze
¼cup/60mlwhite wine vinegar
½cupham cooking stock
salt to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/320ºF.
Place the ham/gammon in a large roasting tray and add the carrots, onions, garlic, apples, apple juice and water to the roasting tray and cover with foil/lid.
Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes per 500g/1lb. A 2kg/4lb boneless ham/gammon will need 1 hour 20 minutes.
When the ham is cooked, remove from the oven and turn the heat up to 200°C/390ºF.
In a small saucepan, combine all the glaze ingredients and allow to come to the boil. Cook until the sugar has dissolved.
Cut the skin off the gammon and cut a diamond pattern into the fat. At this stage you can press cloves into each diamond if desired.
Pour the glaze over the gammon and place back in the oven to cook.
Allow the glaze to get sticky but check on it regularly as it can burn quickly. Glaze the ham once or twice while baking to allow the glaze to get thick and sticky. When the glaze is sticky and dark, remove from the oven.
Allow the ham to cool for 20 minutes then slice and serve.