Impress the family this Christmas with Matt Moran’s Baked Christmas Ham recipe.


1 leg good quality ham

cloves, whole

1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoon dried mustard

¼ cup cider vinegar

¼ cup maple syrup



Preheat the oven to 180ºC

Remove the skin from the ham leaving the fat on. Score the fat with a knife in a criss cross pattern and then place the cloves into the corners of the grooves.

Mix the sugar, mustard, vinegar and maple syrup together and then brush evenly over the ham.

Bake in the oven for approximately 45 minutes until heated through, basting 4 – 5 times throughout until golden brown. Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Baked Christmas Ham from Matt’s cookbook ‘When I Get Home’
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