Mum's glaze for ham 22.12.2010

I saw a whole ham glazed in this shizzle disappear in front of my very eyes in under four hours the other night, no shit.


  • 1 big-arse ham
  • A bunch of cloves

For the glaze

  • 250 gms soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup pineapple juice


First up, peel the skin off the ham. Don’t peel off the fat though, because it’s tasty when you’ve sizzled it. Then, cook the ham fat-side up in a large baking dish for about 30 minutes at 220 (or a lower temperature if it’s fan-forced, I guess?)

While it’s cooking, combine the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts, then set aside.

Pull the ham out, and score the fat into a diamond pattern. Stud each diamond with a clove, then pour the glaze over the top.

Chuck it back in the oven for a further 20 minutes, basting every 5-10 minutes or so.

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