Apple Glazed Ham

Preparing this glazed ham is actually very easy. Imagine how much you can save by cooking your own ham if you have a large family to feed.
By Regula Ysewijn

Apple Glazed Ham

I was looking forward to a ham from a rare breed pig rather than a pig that was kept indoors as I don’t approve treatment like that. Luckily I found a nice piece of gammon that came from a farm where animals are raised naturally and outdoors, but no rare breed sadly.

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Preparing this glazed ham is actually very easy. Imagine how much you can save by cooking your own ham if you have a large family to feed.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 kg gammon
  • a lot of cloves
for the cooking tray
  • 1 teaspoon of cinamon (or 1 stick)
  • 10 peppercorns
  • half an apple cut into small wedges
  • 2 bay leaves
  • a small sprig of thyme
  • 1 small onion
for the glaze
  • 4 teaspoons of apple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. preheat your oven to 160° Gas
  2. Cook the gammon by filling half a roasting tray with apple juice or water, add the mix of spices and finally the ham.
  3. Cover with tinfoil and leave to cook for about 45-60 minutes.
  4. Prepare the glaze by adding all the ingredients to a small pan and warm it through.
  5. When ready, take the ham out of the oven and let it rest for 30 minutes, covered.
  6. After the ham has rested and cooled, take of the skin but leaving a generous amount of fat on the meat.
  7. Score the meat with a sharp knife and stick a clove in each crossing.
  8. Now you can start brushing the glaze onto the meat.
  9. Brush on one generous coating and put the ham in the oven for 30 minutes. Add another coating of glaze after 15 minutes.
  10. Ones removed from the oven, leave to rest in the baking tin for 10 minutes while you set the table.
Notes
We ate this ham with roasted potatoes and a fresh salad. The leftover ham is great in pasta dishes or in a sandwich, the options are endless.

Regula Ysewijn

Regula fell in love with Britain when she was a little girl, her parents travelled with her across the country feeding a love that is still as strong now as it was over a decade ago. On her blog 'Miss Foodwise' she writes about her quest discovering everything there is to know about British food and culture. She has a passion for vintage British cookery books and a weakness for dainty floral tea cups. Regula is a photographer, graphic designer and culinary school student.

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