How to glaze your Ham on the Bone

Baked Ham with Ginger and Maple Syrup Glaze

Preparation time: 2hrs Cooking time: 2hrs

You will need

  • 1 x Tibaldi half or full leg of Ham
  • 2 tablespoons of cloves
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (rmly packed)
  • 1 cup of ginger marmalade
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of ginger beer
  • 1 cup of orange juice


  1. To make the glaze mix the brown sugar, ginger marmalade, maple syrup and ginger beer in a small saucepan. Place it on medium heat and bring it to the boil stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until it is reduced by half. Turn it o and leave it to cool. You could even make the glaze the day before.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Adjust shelves to t the ham. Line a baking dish big enough to t your ham with baking paper. You can roughly chop some carrots and potatoes to rest the ham on or use a wire rack in the baking dish.
  3. With a sharp knife cut around the ham shank 10cm from the end in a zig zag pattern. Only cut the rind.
  4. Now start at the large end of the ham and insert your nger between the skin and the fat. Run your ngers from side to side to gently peel the skin from the fat.
  5. Use a small sharp knife to gently score only the fat (not the meat) in a criss cross pattern. Stud the centres of your criss cross pattern with cloves.
  6. Wrap the shank in foil so it doesn’t get burnt and place the ham in the baking dish.
  7. Brush 1/2 the glaze on the ham and pour the orange juice into the pan.
  8. Cover the ham with baking paper then cover the entire baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  9. Increase temperature to 200°C. Uncover the ham, baste with glaze and bake for a further 40 minutes, continue glazing the ham every 10 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes and serve. Remove the cloves before carving.

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