How to cook your Christmas Ham

The holiday season calls for a centrepiece that not only tantalizes taste buds but also adds a touch of elegance to your festive table. Look no further than our guide to crafting the perfect Succulent Baked Christmas Ham!

1. Unwrapping and Prepping:

  • Remove the cooked leg ham from its packaging.
  • Gently lift the rind and trim off excess fat to your liking.

2. Scoring the Ham:

  • Create shallow cuts in a diamond pattern across the surface of the ham. This allows the glaze to penetrate and infuse flavour.

3. Initial Baking:

  • Place the ham in a baking dish.
  • Cover the ham with the rind and then foil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes per kilogram.

4. Uncovering and Raising the Temperature:

  • Carefully remove the rind and foil from the ham.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).

5. Final Baking:

  • Return the ham to the oven, now uncovered, and bake at a higher temperature until a golden crust forms. This will typically take about 15-20 minutes.

6. Glazing (Optional):

  • If desired, brush the ham with your preferred glaze during the final baking stage for an extra layer of flavour.

7. Resting and Serving:

  • Allow the ham to rest for a few minutes before carving. This helps to retain juices and ensures a moist, flavorful result.
  • Carve and serve the ham slices, delighting in the perfect blend of flavours and textures.

This easy-to-follow recipe guarantees a beautifully baked Christmas ham that will be the highlight of your festive table. Enjoy!

Christmas Hams

Christmas is around the corner, so learn more about our range of Christmas leg ham for large gatherings or our small but mightly ham portions which are great for a budget friendly Christmas.