Christmas

Date and Orange Glazed Ham

There is no match for a delicious glazed New Zealand ham at Christmas time. This date and orange glazed ham adds an international flavour to the dish.

Capable
8 - 10
20 mins prep
1 hour, 10 mins cook

1 New Zealand Leg Ham

2 Tbsp date syrup
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
Juice of 2 oranges
½ cup pineapple juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 star anise
1 tsp mixed spice

Ingredients

1 New Zealand Leg Ham

2 Tbsp date syrup
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
Juice of 2 oranges
½ cup pineapple juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 star anise
1 tsp mixed spice

Nutrition

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01
Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 230°C.

01
02
Prepare the ham

Carefully remove the skin from the ham, ensuring to leave all of the fat behind to maximise flavour. For more information on how to do this, click here.

Using a sharp knife, score the fat in a criss-cross pattern. For more tips, click here.

02
03
Make the glaze

To make the glaze, place the  ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2 minutes, then let cool. Remove the whole star anise.

Using a pastry brush, paint the glaze over the ham.

03
04
Bake

Place the ham in a deep baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 160°C and cook for an hour.

04
05
Serve

Once the ham is cooked, rest covered with foil for 10 minutes, then slice into thick pieces.

05
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Christmas

Date and Orange Glazed Ham

There is no match for a delicious glazed New Zealand ham at Christmas time. This date and orange glazed ham adds an international flavour to the dish.

20 mins prep | 1 hour, 10 mins cook
Capable
8 - 10

1 New Zealand Leg Ham

2 Tbsp date syrup
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
Juice of 2 oranges
½ cup pineapple juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 star anise
1 tsp mixed spice

01
Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 230°C.

02
Prepare the ham

Carefully remove the skin from the ham, ensuring to leave all of the fat behind to maximise flavour. For more information on how to do this, click here.

Using a sharp knife, score the fat in a criss-cross pattern. For more tips, click here.

03
Make the glaze

To make the glaze, place the  ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2 minutes, then let cool. Remove the whole star anise.

Using a pastry brush, paint the glaze over the ham.

04
Bake

Place the ham in a deep baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 160°C and cook for an hour.

05
Serve

Once the ham is cooked, rest covered with foil for 10 minutes, then slice into thick pieces.