Orange-glazed ham

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  • 1 hr 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 12
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This Christmas ham is glazed and covered in slices of orange and cloves to give its unique appearance and gorgeous citrus flavour.
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Orange-glazed ham
  • 6 kilogram (12-pound) cooked leg of ham
  • 2 small oranges (360g), halved and sliced
  • whole cloves, to decorate
  • 1/2 cup (170g) orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon cointreau or grand marnier


Orange-glazed ham
  • 1
    Make a decorative cut through ham rind about 10cm (4-inch) from the shank end of leg. Make a shallow cut down centre of ham from one end to the other. Place ham on roasting rack or basket, or in a disposable baking dish. Cook ham in heated covered barbecue, using indirect heat, following manufacturer's instructions, 45 minutes or until skin begins to split. Remove from barbecue; cool 15 minutes.
  • 2
    To make orange glaze; stir ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until marmalade melts.
  • 3
    Peel skin away from ham carefully, leaving shank end intact; discard skin. Do not cut through surface of top fat or fat will spread during cooking.
  • 4
    Position orange slices in a decorative pattern on ham, securing with toothpicks; push cloves into slices. Wrap shank in foil; brush ham with orange glaze.
  • 5
    Cook ham in covered barbecue, using indirect heat, following manufacturer's instructions, brushing occasionally with glaze, 1 hour or until orange slices are lightly caramelised and ham is heated through.


The glaze can be made ahead of time.

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