Recipe: Sweet Spiced Baked Ham

Christmas is not so far away!

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And you haven’t thought of anything to take to Mum’s? Try this Sweet Glazed Baked ham recipe. So easy – and it looks like it was done by a chef.Prep time: 30 minutes – plus overnight

Cook time: 1¼ hours


  • One gluten free, corn-free ham
  • 14 whole cloves
  • 200 ml pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbspns seeded mustard
  • 1 tbspn cinnamon
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 200g brown sugar

How to Cook

Step 1

Much more special than regular ham! Choose a gluten-free, corn-free ham. (Many are made using corn thickeners – so read the label carefully.)

Step 2

Slice away the skin and discard – but leave most of the fat. Take a very sharp knife and make a criss-cross pattern in the fat with ~ 14 – 16 crosses. Place a clove at each intersection.

Step 3

In a small saucepan mix maple syrup, mustard, half the brown sugar, and the whole can of pineapple with its juice. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 20 mins to reduce fluid.

Step 4

After it cools, add cinnamon. Brush mix mixture evenly over the ham with a pastry brush. Leave ham in fridge for ~ 12 hours or overnight.

Step 5

On the day you will be eating the ham, preheat oven to 180ºC. Spread remaining sugar evenly over and pat it in gently.

Step 6

Bake for 1¼ hours. When cooked and the fragrance is filling the kitchen – remove from oven and allow to rest ~ 30 mins. Serve slightly warm.

What to have with it?

Try some gorgeous slow-braised apple and red cabbage, Recipe Dx147 in the app.

Have a Verry Merry Christmas!

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