Orange Glazed Christmas Ham

PREP TIME: 30min

COOK TIME: 1hr SERVES: 10-12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 leg ham, boneless

  • 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed

  • ¾ cup port

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • Peppercorns to stud


METHOD:

  • Step 1: Cook orange juice , sugar and port in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until a shiny glaze forms. 

  • Step 2: Preheat oven to 150°C.

  • Step 3: Place ham on a wire rack, over a roasting tray. With a sharp knife score diamond patterns into the outer skin of the ham and stud with peppercorns. 

  • Step 4:  Generously baste ham with orange glaze and cook for 10 minutes. 

  • Step 5: Remove ham from oven and baste again with orange glaze. Cook for another 10 minutes. 

  • Step 6: Repeat this basting process every 10 minutes for an hour or until ham is golden and caramelized.