Glazed ham with brown sugar, chilli and mustard

Glazed ham with brown sugar, chilli and mustard

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Course christmas, Main Course
Cuisine Christmas
Servings 10


  • 5 kg Irish Hampshire Ham on the bone
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1 onion peeled and studded with 3 cloves
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon English mustard
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 chilli deseeded and sliced


  • 1 Place the ham in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the orange, onion, carrot, bay leaf and enough cold water to cover the ham completely. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours 10minutes for a 5kg ham. Remove from the heat and allow the ham to cool in
  • its cooking liquor.
  • 2 Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar, mustards, smoked paprika and chilli in a small bowl.
  • 3 Preheat the oven to 160˚C/gas mark 3.
  • 4 Remove the ham from the cooking liquor. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the skin from the ham, then
  • score the fat in a criss-cross diamond pattern. Spread the glaze over the top of the ham with a spoon.
  • 5 Place the ham on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the glaze is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and rest for 20 minutes, loosely covered in a foil tent, before carving. Serve warm or cold.
Keyword christmas, ham