Monday, December 24, 2012

Baked Marmalade & Maple Ham

This year I'm doing another baked ham. Each year I like to try a different glaze, and this year I'm doing a Baked Marmalade and Maple Ham. You can use brought Breadfast Marmalade, but I like to make my own 3 fruits Marmalade when citrus is in season and use that, as I think it has much better flavour.
Here's my Christmas Ham for this year, 2012.
Prep Time, about 25 minutes.   Cooking Time: about 2hrs, depending on the size of the ham. I'll give you the qty's etc for a 9kg ham, you can work it out from there.

1 x 9kg whole leg ham
1 cup Breakfast Marmalade (or homemade 3 Fruits Marmalade)
1/3 cup Maple Syrup. (I use the real stuff not the maple flavoured)
1 bottle of whole cloves. (You will probably use about 1/2 the bottle)

1.  Place oven shelf in lowest position, turn oven (gas fan forced) 160C.
Line the base of your oven with foil, helps with the mess.
Get out your largest baking pan to put the ham in.

2.  Remove the rind from the ham. To do this cut rind off at shank, leaving the shank covered with rind. Then slip you knife under the rind at the base of the ham and lift the rind up. Then using your fingers pull/pry the rind off. Score the ham in a diamond pattern, not too deep, then place ham in baking dish.

3.  In a bowl combine the Marmalade and Syrup, brush/spoon liberally over ham. Place a clove in the center of each diamond. Place in oven, cook turning the ham and basting with remaining mixture about every 15 minutes until no mixture is left and ham is golden brown.

Stand about 10 minutes if serving hot, or allow to cool completely on a wire rack. I like to take the cloves out before slicing.
Ham ready to cook

Finished cooked ham.

Merry Christmas Angels.
Merry Christmas, and enjoy your delicious baked ham!

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