How to Create the Perfectly Glazed Christmas Ham
With Christmas just around the corner… we asked our friends @reandsons, who have been crafting hams for over 60 years, how to enjoy the perfect Ham.
Here are their tips:
Always choose Australian Pork – it tastes better and you’re supporting Australian Farmers and producers.
Glaze or not to Glaze? Everyone has their own preference and if you get a juicy, quality ham, there is nothing better than eating it fresh. … but if you want to step it up, try this super easy, traditional glaze – which is sure to be a hit.
Prepare the ham by removing the skin by hand, being careful not to tear the fat. Use a sharp knife and score the fat across the ham diagonally (making diamond shapes) and generously add cloves in between the scores.
Prepare the glaze by mixing ingredients over low heat for 5 minutes:
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- Glaze your ham, and place on a wire rack inside a baking tray (add 2cm of water to the bottom of the tray, but be careful when taking out of the oven!)
- Heat the ham at 160c, for approx 1.5 hours
- Re-glaze your ham every 20 minutes, allowing it’s full flavour to develop
- Allow to cool and enjoy