Brown Sugar Ham Glaze

Brown Sugar Ham Glaze


1 Farmland Foods whole bone-in ham

About 70 whole cloves

½ cup soft brown sugar

¼ cup maple syrup or golden syrup

¼ cup rum, pineapple juice or apple juice


Preheat oven to 150˚C

Place ham on a large oven tray and warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the skin starts to loosen (this helps it peel off easily)

While the ham is warming, make the glaze by mixing together all the ingredients.

Remove ham from oven and increase temperature to 180˚C

Cut through the skin around the shank and peel ham skin by gently pushing your fingers between skin and fat. Discard skin.

Use a sharp knife to lightly score the fat in diagonal crosshatches) avoid cutting right through the fat as this will split during cooking).

Insert a clove at each of the points where the crosshatches intersect. Brush ham all over with glaze and bake until golden (about 1 hour), basting with remaining glaze as needed.

Serve hot or at room temperature. Store unused ham in the fridge wrapped in a damp muslin bag or a clean tea towel soaked in water or lemonade.