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Date and Orange Glazed Ham

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Sparkle with Hoisin Sauce and Mixed Spices Sparkle

Serves: 8-10

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 1 Hour and 10 Minutes

Date and Orange Glazed Ham Recipe
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Ingredients

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1 whole NZ ham on the bone
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

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Method

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Preheat oven to 230°C.

Carefully remove the skin from the ham, ensuring to leave all of the fat behind to maximise flavour. Using a sharp knife, score the fat in a criss-cross pattern.

To make the glaze, place the remaining 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.

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.

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

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