If your still deciding on turkey, beef, or something different for your Christmas day dinner, Boxing day or even New Year’s dinner – Here’s your answer! This ham is beautifully glazed giving you all the flavours of Christmas. The cooking process is lengthy, but the end result is well worth it!

Whole ham glazed with marmalade & cloves

Serves 10


1 x Ham Joint (approx. 6kg)


4 x Bay leaves

2 x Onions, peeled & ¼

Glaze –

150g Brown Sugar

4 Oranges (zest & juice)

4 Tbsp. Honey

4 Tbsp. Orange Marmalade


Place the ham in a deep pan. Cover with water, enough to cover the meat. Add the bay leaves onions and a few cloves. Bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer. Cook for around 3 hours.

Pre oven – 180c - Gas Mark 4

For the glaze place the sugar, orange juice & honey into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly then add the orange zest.

Remove the ham from the water. Place in a deep roasting tray and score the fat on top of the meat. Insert cloves into the skin scattered all over. Now place the ham in the oven and cook for around 20 minutes. After this time cover the ham with the glaze and cook for a further 10 mins. Keep an eye on the meat and keep spooning over the glaze, to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Remove from the oven when the meat is beautifully glazed and carve!

It’s that simple! Enjoy!