Apricot & ginger ham

Apricot & ginger ham

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hrs, 30 mins Plus optional soaking

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Serves 15 - 20
Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze in slices

Nutrition: per serving (20)

  • kcal343
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein33g
  • salt4.3g
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Ingredients

  • 4-5kg raw smoked ham on the bone (ask your butcher if your ham needs to be soaked before cooking- some are pre-soaked to save you time)
  • 2l bottle ginger beer
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 bay leaf
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 6 black peppercorn
  • 30-40 whole cloves
    Cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 340g jar apricot jam

Method

  1. If your ham needs soaking, do this the day before cooking. Put it in a large pan (a preserving pan is great for this). Cover the ham with cold water and leave to soak in the fridge for 24 hrs, changing the water twice.

  2. Pour away the soaking water and rinse the pan. Return the ham to the pan and add the ginger beer, bay leaves, allspice, peppercorns and 6 of the cloves. Top up the liquid with enough water to cover the ham. If the bone sticks out of the liquid, don’t worry – just rotate the ham halfway through cooking. Put over a medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer, then cover with a lid or a piece of foil. Leave to cook for 2½ hrs, topping up with water as it cooks.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. When the ham is cool enough to handle, discard the cooking liquid and pat the ham dry. Use a small, sharp knife to pare the rind away from the ham, leaving a layer of fat attached to the meat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern and stud all over with the remaining cloves. Put the ham in a roasting tin. Mix together the ginger and jam and brush the mixture over the ham. Roast for 1 hr until golden and glistening. Serve hot or cold.

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Comments (9)

avocado_addict's picture

Does the recipe call for alcoholic or non alcoholic ginger beer? Looks delicious!

amalina123's picture
5

By far the best baked ham recipe I've come across & I've made a fair few baked hams. The most popular dish at a pot luck dinner party with several people asking for the recipe. Definitely a new favourite!

dracula1's picture
5

Made this for a family meal and everyone loved it. The ham was so moist & tasty and the glaze really set everything again. We also got quite a few ham sandwiches out of it as well!

lillian1977's picture
5

Absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend.

jbmjbmm2010's picture
5

Easy to cook & even easier to eat. Will be doing this again.

christmasbinns's picture

We've made a different ham each year. This is the best so far. Absolutely yummy.

shegirlqueen's picture

This is such a good and easy ham..and the taste is sooooooooo good. I took a photo i was so happy with how it looked..

rachykay's picture
5

Lovely recipe for Christmassy ham! Easy to do just make sure you've got a big stock pot!

sutty's picture
5

I made this along with other dishes for an Xmas get together of friends. It was really easy to do and everyone commented on how lovely it was. So much so that I have had a request to do another one ASAP to carry on eating over Xmas (tonights got wolfed off in no time so no leftovers I'm afraid).

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