Basic Baked Ham

Basic Baked Ham


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This is the most basic of ham preparations but it has sufficed our family for many years, we serve with boiled potatoes and vegetables.

Auntie KK

Serves: 18 

  • 1 (6kg) bone-in ham, rump portion
  • 1/2 cup whole cloves
  • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
  • 1 litre water, or as needed

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Ready in:5hours15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Place ham in a roasting tin and press whole cloves into the top at 2 to 4cm intervals.
  3. Pack the top with a layer of brown sugar. Pour enough water into the bottom of the roasting tin to come to a 2cm depth. Cover the tin tightly with aluminium foil or a lid.
  4. Bake for 4 1/2 to 5 hours in the preheated oven or until hot all the way through. Let stand for about 20 minutes before carving.

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