A beautiful ham to look at and to eat. Perfect for entertaining. You can also apply this glaze to a cooked ham. Just jump ahead to the glazing instruction.
Plum Glazed Ham
This red plum glazed ham is sticky, delicious and incredibly pretty. The perfect ham to have in your fridge for entertaining on tap!
- 1 whole (or half, or gammon boiling joint) uncooked Wiltshire Ham
- 150ml apple juice
- 400ml water
- 10 whole peppercorns
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 bay leaves
- zest 1 orange
- 300g red plum jam
- 150g soft brown sugar
- 75ml sloe gin
- Step 1 Our Wiltshire cured hams and gammon boiling joint do not need soaking prior to cooking.
- Step 2 Heat oven to 160’C/140’C fan/gas mark 3. Place the ham in a deep-sided roasting tin. Pour in the apple juice and top up with 400ml water.
- Step 3 Add the spices, bay leaves and orange zest. Cover the ham tightly with foil, then bake for 5 hrs for a whole ham, 2 ½ hrs for a half ham and 1 ¾ hrs for the 1.2 gammon boiling joint.
- Step 4 Remove the ham from the oven and increase the temperature to 200’C/180’C fan/gas mark 6. Discard the juices, spices and herbs from the roasting tray.
- Step 5 Remove the skin from the ham being careful to leave a lovely fatty layer for glazing. Criss- cross the fat with a sharp knife to form a diamond pattern and return to the roasting tray.
- Step 6 If using a cooked ham just start at this stage.
- Step 7 Brush the glaze over the ham. Pop in the oven uncovered for approx. 25 mins until the ham is golden. If using a half ham or gammon boiling joint simply half the quantity of the glaze.
- Step 8 Serve hot or cold.