Miss Maple Glazed Ham

Miss Maple Glazed Christmas Ham

If you’re looking for a twist on a Christmas Day classic – or a boozy boxing day treat – look no further than this Miss Maple Glazed Christmas Ham.

Using our Miss Maple Gin Liqueur, this sticky gin and maple glaze will be a delectable addition to your Christmas Ham that will have your guests coming back for more.

  • Serves 6 People

Ingredients

  • 7-8kg whole-leg ham
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Miss Maple Gin Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Whole cloves

Instructions

  1. Firstly preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced.
  2. Then using a sharp knife, score the ham fat (not the flesh) in a grid pattern at 2cm wide intervals. Insert a clove into the centre of each square of fat.
  3. Wrap the ham hock in foil (this prevents it from burning). Place the ham on a greased rack in a large baking dish lined with foil.
  4. To make the glaze, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Then brush the ham two to three times with the glaze to evenly coat the ham fat. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, brushing with remaining glaze every 15 minutes until ham is golden and caramelised.
  6. Finally, set aside to cool for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.