Glazed Apricot Christmas Ham

    2 hours 15 minutes

    My mum cooked this once for Christmas and I got the recipe off her. It's a delicious ham but is simple to prepare and looks great when you bring it out.

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    Serves: 50 

    • 8-9 kg cooked leg of ham
    • 2 heaped tablespoons (40g) of brown sugar
    • 10-12 whole cloves
    • 250g apricot jam
    • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Remove skin from ham by cutting through the skin at the knuckle end of the ham, and loosening the skin at the broad end of the ham and pulling it gently away with fingertips. There will still be some fat left on the surface. Score the surface in diamonds or your own fancy pattern.
    3. Rub ham well with brown sugar and stud with cloves in each diamond, or however it works with the pattern you've made. Cook in a large baking tray for 30 mins.
    4. While it is cooking, melt the apricot jam and the Grand Marnier together over a low heat in a small pot. Remove ham from the oven after 30 mins and brush with this glaze.
    5. Replace in tray and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 hours.

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    I prepared this recipe last Christmas and it was met withrave reviews. Just remembered it tonight to prepare for tomorrow. yum. Will do again. Easy. Peasy.  -  23 Dec 2012