Glazed Christmas Ham

(Serves 15, Preparation and Cooking Time: 1Hour 25 minutes)


  • 7kg leg of ham, on the bone
  • Cloves, to decorate
  • 1 x 500g jar Breakfast marmalade
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) Muscat


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Remove the skin (leaving fat) from the ham.
  3. Using a small, sharp knife, score the fat in diamond shapes, then place a clove in the centre of each diamond.
  4. To make the glaze, heat the marmalade in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until the marmalade melts and just starts to bubble. Stir in the Muscat
  5. Place ham on a rack over a large roasting pan and baste with glaze. Half-fill the pan with hot water and carefully place it in the lowest part of the oven. Bake for 55 minutes, basting 3-4 times until golden.
  6. Set aside for 15 minutes to rest before carving.


Cooking time will need to be altered, depending on the size of your ham.