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Apricot Glazed Smoked Ham Recipes

This delicious Apricot glazed shoulder ham is sure to be a hit on Christmas Day!


4 kg cooked leg ham

40 g brown sugar

12 whole cloves

370 g apricot jam

125 ml spiced rum 2 tbs BBQ sauce

Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

  2. Remove skin from ham by cutting through the skin

  3. Loosen the skin at the broad end of the ham and pull it gently away with fingertips. There will still be some fat left on the surface.

  4. Score the surface in diamonds or your own fancy pattern.

  5. Rub ham well with brown sugar and stud with cloves in each diamond, or however it works with the pattern you've made. Cook in a large baking tray for 30 mins.

  6. While it is cooking, heat the apricot jam, spiced rum and bbq on medium heat.

  7. Stir often for about 9 minutes or until thickened slightly.

  8. Use half of the Apricot glaze over the ham brushing over the surface to evenly coat.

  9. Bake for 30 minutes before turning pan 180 degrees and roast ham.

  10. Brush glaze every 15 minutes for a further 1 hour or until ham is deep golden and sticky.

  11. Rest for 15 minutes before placing on platter.

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