Sticky and Savory: 3 Glazed Ham Recipes To Rule Your Christmas Feast (UK Edition)

Craving a glazed ham that’s the star of the Christmas show? Look no further! These three recipes blend classic British flavors with trending twists, promising to tantalize your taste buds and dominate your Google Discover feed.

1. Cola and Marmalade Glazed Ham:

This festive fusion takes inspiration from two beloved British staples: fizzy cola and tangy marmalade. The result? A sticky, caramelized glaze with a surprising depth of flavor, perfect for those who like their ham sweet and a little different.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 kg boneless gammon joint
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 jar orange marmalade
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (fan 140°C). Place the gammon in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Add enough ginger ale to come halfway up the joint.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together orange zest and juice, marmalade, brown sugar, mustard, cloves, and cinnamon. Brush half of the glaze over the gammon.
  3. Cover the pan with foil and roast for 2 hours, basting with the remaining glaze every 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 220°C (fan 200°C). Roast for another 30 minutes, basting regularly, until the glaze is golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Rest the ham for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Trending Twist: Infuse the ginger ale with a few bay leaves and star anise for an extra layer of festive spice.

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2. Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham with Spiced Pears:

2. Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham with Spiced Pears:

This elegant glaze balances the sweetness of honey with the sharp bite of mustard, while roasted pears add a touch of seasonal flair. Ideal for those seeking a sophisticated yet heartwarming Christmas main course.

Ingredients:

  • 3 kg rolled gammon joint
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 4 firm pears, cored and halved
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan 160°C). Score the fat on the gammon in a diamond pattern. Mix the Dijon mustard, honey, wholegrain mustard, ginger, and allspice into a paste. Rub the paste all over the gammon.
  2. Place the gammon in a roasting pan with the pears around it. Drizzle the pears with honey and sprinkle with brown sugar. Add the cinnamon stick.
  3. Cover the pan with foil and roast for 2 hours, basting the gammon and pears occasionally. Remove the foil and roast for another 30 minutes, or until the gammon is golden brown and sticky.
  4. Discard the cinnamon stick and serve the ham sliced alongside the roasted pears.

Trending Twist: Add a splash of port or cherry brandy to the glaze for a richer, fruity flavor.

3. Cider and Apple Glazed Ham with Rosemary:

3. Cider and Apple Glazed Ham with Rosemary:

This rustic recipe embraces the bounty of the British autumn, capturing the essence of cider and crisp apples in a beautifully caramelized glaze. Perfect for those who love classic Christmas flavors with a hint of earthy sophistication.

Ingredients:

  • 5 kg boneless gammon joint
  • 1 liter dry cider
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (fan 140°C). Place the gammon in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Pour the cider into the pan, ensuring it comes halfway up the joint.
  2. Arrange the apple slices around the gammon and scatter with rosemary sprigs.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together brown sugar, honey, and mustard. Brush half of the glaze over the gammon and apples.
  4. Cover the pan with foil and roast for 2.5 hours, basting with the remaining glaze every 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 220°C (fan

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