Baked Ham with Honey and Mustard Glaze

Make the perfect ham this Christmas.


  • 1 ham (soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • stick celery (sliced)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 onion (peeled & sliced)
  • for the honey & mustard glaze:
  • 2 tblsp cloves
  • 2 tblsp brown sugar
  • 2 tblsp english mustard or dijon
  • 3 tblsp honey
  • 1 bottle cider


  1. Place ham in a large pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Add other ingredients, bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer and cook ham for 15 minutes per lb approx.
  4. Leave to cool in cooking liquid.
  5. Remove ham (you could use the strained liquid to cook the sprouts or cabbage).
  6. Remove excess fat but leave at least ½ inch.
  7. With a sharp knife make a criss cross incisions.
  8. Brush the joint with the mustard.
  9. Stud with cloves & sprinkle with the brown sugar & honey over the top.
  10. Add cider to the tray.
  11. Place in oven at 160°C for 1 hour until golden.
  12. Continue to baste ham during cooking.


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