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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar and Mustard GlazeIngredients

A 1.5kg (3.3lb) boneless smoked gammon joint
1 large onion
2 x bay leaves
1 tsp black peppercorns

For the glaze:
100g soft brown sugar, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard, 2 tbsp spiced rum (optional) and 1 tbsp cloves.



  • Place the gammon in a large pan and cover with cold water. Add the onion, peeled and quartered along with the bay leaves and peppercorns.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for one hour. or approx. 20 mins per pound. Remove from the pan and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the skin from the ham joint but leave as much of the fat as possible behind. Score the fat in a diamond patterns taking care not to score into the meat.
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F and line a baking tray with foil.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients until combined. Spoon ¾ of the mixture onto the ham. Place in the oven and cook for 25 mins, basting with the remaining glaze in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove from the oven and rest the meat for 10 minutes before carving.

Serving suggestion – this goes wonderfully well with a creamy potato salad and some seasonal greens topped with a knob of butter and a squeeze of lemon juice.  

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