Ginger Marmalade Glazed Ham

Is there anything better than a glazed ham on Christmas day? Try this Ginger Marmalade Glazed Ham recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly.

Prep + cook time 1 hour 45 minutes, serves 12

What you’ll need:

  • 365g (12 ounces) ginger marmalade
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
  • ½ cup (110g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) dry ginger ale
  • 7kg (15-pound) cooked leg of ham
  • 2 tablespoons cloves

How to make it:

  1. Bring marmalade, syrup, sugar and ginger ale to the boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
  2. Meanwhile, place oven shelf in lowest position. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut a zigzag pattern through ham rind about 12cm (5 inches) from the shank end of leg. Remove rind from ham by sliding your hand between the rind and the fat layer. Discard rind. Score fat diagonally at 2cm (¾-inch) intervals to form a diamond pattern. Stud centre of diamonds with cloves.
  4. Place ham on wire rack placed in large baking dish. Wrap shank in foil. Brush ham with half the marmalade mixture. Bake ham, basting with remaining marmalade mixture, about 1¼ hours or until glaze is browned lightly. Serve warm or cold.

Top tips:

If the ham doesn’t fit into your oven, or if your oven is full, bake the ham in a covered barbecue, using indirect heat, and following the manufacturer’s instructions. Store cold leftover ham in a calico ham bag. Ham bags can be purchased from kitchenware stores and major supermarkets. If refrigerator space is a problem, remove meat from the bone and refrigerate, covered in plastic wrap for up to 10 days.