This stunning sticky glazed ham will be the centrepiece of your Christmas table.
GINGER GLAZED HAM
PREP + COOK TIME 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES SERVES 12 365g ginger marmalade
1/3 cup grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup ½ cup (110g) firmly packed
light brown sugar
1 cup (250ml) dry ginger ale 7kg cooked leg of ham 2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 Stir marmalade, ginger, syrup, sugar and ginger ale in a small saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. 2 Meanwhile, place oven shelf in the lowest position. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan.
3 Using a sharp knife, cut through the ham rind about 12cm from the shank end of the leg. Remove rind from ham by sliding your hand between the rind and the fat layer. Discard rind. Score fat in lines at 2cm intervals.
4 Place ham on a wire rack placed in a large baking dish. Wrap shank in foil. Stud ham with cloves. Brush ham with half the marmalade mixture. Roast ham, basting with remaining marmalade mixture, for 1¼ hours or until glaze is browned lightly. Serve warm or cold.