Glazed baked ham


  • 1 cooked leg ham
  • 1 large jar apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp wholgrain mustard
  • 1/4 cup of cloves

Glazed baked ham

Peel the ham skin off gently, leaving a good layer of fat.

Score a diamond pattern into the fat and stud cloves into the criss cross junctions. Sprinkle cinnamon all over.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

In a small saucepan, heat the jam with a few tablespoons of the sherry to thin it out.

Spread about half of this mix over the top of the ham and press the brown sugar over the glaze generously. Make sure that the sugar is pressed into all the gaps.

Place the ham in a baking dish and add 2cm of water.

Bake for one and half hours. Baste every 20 minutes and be careful not to burn it.

Add the mustard to the remaining glaze and pour over the cooked ham slices at the table.


  • This recipe was easier than I thought!
  • You must be careful not to char the outside. This looks very impressive with little effort.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot.

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  1. Shelz69 02/12/2018 at 8:44 am

    My mouth is watering, I love glazed ham but have never made it. After reading this it may just be the year to give it a go. Think it may be hard not to let it burn and basting every 20 mins but only for an hour and a half and im up for the challenge

  2. Alezandra 01/12/2018 at 5:43 pm

    Looks easy but takes effort too…baste every 20 mins. 😛 But I guess if you want it as juicy as possible. Will bookmark and see if this can be part of our Christmas lunch.

  3. kymmage 30/11/2018 at 9:37 pm

    Mouth actually watering here! My dad won half a ham and he is bringing it for Christmas. Now I know how I want it glazed. We might be doing it on the bbq this year. Wish us luck!

  4. felicity beets 28/11/2018 at 9:04 pm

    looks like a delicious recipe and one that looks easy too. We usually have a cold ham but this would be a good one to try.

  5. MuddledUpMolly 26/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

    OMG I am honestly salivating just reading this delicious recipe!! This will be my first Christmas pregnant so I am looking at cooked ham options so I don’t miss out on my all time favourite holiday food. Yum!

  6. Jen_Wiig 22/11/2018 at 8:59 pm

    I have never glazed a ham in my life. I actually dont think we’ve had many Christmas where there has been ham it seems to be last on the list if things roll get and often over looked. I always imagine cooked glazed ham in winter.
    This recipe sounds so yummy though and pretty easy to do always thought there was a fine art to glazing Haha.

  7. SarahBlair 21/11/2018 at 12:02 am

    I love glazed ham but my husband usually does it because I tell him that Im not sure how! (LOL) But this looks good and really easy, I might take it on this year!

  8. Shorrty4life1 20/11/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Yummm 😋 this looks and sounds absolutely delicious 😋. I might have to get us a ham to take away with us. Can’t have Christmas without ham and what more fun than to glaze it also. The kids will be able to help me

  9. Mands1980 10/11/2018 at 2:07 pm

    Sounds yummy I did my first glazed ham last year and it tasted amazing definitely worth the time in glazing it. Everyone commented on how good it tasted too which was even better it’s a great Christmas Day food.

  10. Bevik1971 07/11/2018 at 11:00 am

    Yum!!! Love baked ham!! We will likely purchase a half ham for Christmas, want to get organic/free range if possible 🙂 It’s so good having a ham on the bone in the fridge ready for cutting off a chunk or two just to eat on it’s own or to make a sandwich or toastie!! We don’t eat ham often but Christmas time is a good time to get it and it lasts for ages

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