Glazed baked ham

Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 06:00

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 180 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • 1 large ham (2-3kg)
  • 1l pineapple juice
  • 2l nonalcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 100g mustard
  • 80ml honey
  • 1 tin (340g) pineapple rings
  • Handful of glace cherries


Preheat an oven to 180 Celsius, or equivalent.

Put the pineapple juice, ginger beer and spices into a large roasting dish.  Add the ham and cover tightly with parchment and foil and cook in the oven for about 2.5 hours.

Remove the ham from the cooking liquid and let it cool for 4-5 hours.

Get yourself a mixing bowl, add the mustard and honey and mix them together.  Cut any extra fat off the ham before lovingly rubbing this glaze all over it.

Arrange the pineapple rings around the ham and pin them down with some cloves or toothpicks. Place one glace cherry in the centre of each pineapple ring. 

Pop the ham on an oven tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, again at 180 Celsius, until it is golden brown.