Recipe: Orange Glazed Ham


Have you ever tried to boil a ham at home? This recipe takes little effort to prepare and tastes delicious. It is so easy to make and you can use leftovers for ham sandwiches and other recipes in the week.


  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 kg gammon joint (unsmoked)
  • 2 tbsp English mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 knob butter
  • 2 handfuls roasted new potatoes
prepare the veggies

Step 1

Prepare The Veggies

Peel and roughly slice the onion, garlic, carrot and add to a large pan. Add the quartered orange, bay leaves, cloves and ham.

cook the ham

Step 2

Cook The Ham

Fill with cold water so that all the ingredients are covered. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 2 hours before leaving to cool. Top up with more water if it reduces too much, the ham should always be covered.

preheat the oven

Step 3

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

remove the ham from the pan

Step 4

Remove The Ham From The Pan

Remove the ham from the liquid and place the ham on a chopping board. Cut away any string and fat from the ham then slice off a chunk of ham that's enough to serve 4 people. Store the rest of the ham in the fridge for other recipes once it has cooled down.

prepare the ham for baking

Step 5

Prepare The Ham For Baking

Lay the chunk on a baking tray, then surround with the orange and onions pieces from the stock. Mix together the mustard and honey and rub over the ham on the baking tray.

bake the ham

Step 6

Bake The Ham

Bake for 30 minutes, taking it out of the oven to re-glaze every 10 minutes.

cook the leeks

Step 7

Cook The Leeks

Wash and slice the leeks, then fry off in a small knob of butter with plenty of salt and pepper for 5 minutes until softened and sweet.

slice the ham

Step 8

Slice The Ham

Slice the ham, squeeze the cooked oranges into the roasting tray to mix with any ham juices and use to drizzle over the meat.

serve with the leeks & pots

Step 9

Serve With The Leeks & Pots

Serve with roasted potatoes and the leeks. Serves 4 (plus 1 kg of ham left over)

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