{Christmas Ham Glaze}

Yes I know its March but Jay is obsessed with the ham we make each christmas, put the ham on the blog , put the ham on the blog, so here you go honey the ham is on the blog.

It really is a sooooo good, it's fragrant and sweet and so incredibly delicious, everyone who tries it loves it and it just screams christmas to me now, when I smell the sweet smell of brown sugar, cinnamon and star anise I know its going to be a good day.

We use freerange ham its nice to know the piggys are happy and not kept in a cage, and its christmas after all.

...the glaze
1 large ham
500g apricot jam
185ml dry sherry
1 tbsp cinnamon
7 star anise - ground in mortar and pestle
95g brown sugar

Preheat oven to 180. Stir jam and sherry in a saucepan over medium heat until it forms a sticky spread.

Remove skin from the ham leaving behind the fat, score diamonds, grind the star anise in a mortar and pestle, add the cinnamon, rub into fat. Spread 2/3's of the glaze over the ham and press on the brown sugar, getting it into the score marks.

Pop it into your roasting tin, add 2cm of water and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours till its deeply golden and smelling amazing, check on it every 20 minutes or so and baste it.


  1. Ooooooooooh baby that looks good. Ham, especially xmas ham, is one of my favourite foods in the whooooole world.
    I'm so honoured that you have been so inpsired by my blog, and I'm so glad to have found yours!

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  3. It does look very good! Onto my list for this years glaze now :)

  4. Paula this is soooo tasty! I'm rating it as the best baked ham I've ever had! It tastes as good as it smells.

    We had a belated Christmas dinner last night and it was a hit. It tasted pretty good sliced and cooked on the barbeque for breakfast as well.



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