Ham with peach and ginger sauce

    2 hours 45 min

    A great alternative for the classic Sunday lunch. Ham is baked with a sugar-mustard glaze and served with a chunky peach sauce.

    24 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 1 (4.5kg) fully cooked whole ham, bone-in
    • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons mustard
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 250ml peach juice
    • 340g peach jam
    • 1.25kg frozen peach slices
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped root ginger
    • 1 hot cherry chilli pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    • 1 (7.5cm) stick cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Use a serrated knife to score the top of the ham in a diamond pattern. Press whole cloves into the ham and place on a roasting rack in a roasting tin.
    2. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the preheated oven or until the internal temperature of the ham has reached 60 degrees C. Cover with foil if the ham starts to look dry.
    3. While the ham is baking, mix together the cinnamon, mustard and 110g dark brown soft sugar in a cup or small bowl. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the remaining dark brown soft sugar, cider vinegar, peach juice and peach jam. Bring to the boil and then stir in the sliced peaches, ginger, chilli and the cinnamon stick. Simmer until the peaches are tender and the sauce has thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.
    4. Remove the ham from the oven and brush liberally with the mustard glaze. Increase the oven temperature to 180 C / Gas 4 and return the ham to the oven, uncovered.
    5. Bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until glaze is bubbly. Allow the ham to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Serve with hot peach and ginger sauce.

    Hot cherry chilli peppers

    Can be purchased in speciality markets. Alternative use other hot chillies to taste.

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    I was looking for something different from the usual sweet, glazed ham for Easter and this was perfect! I followed the recipe exactly, except for cooking times because I used a spiral-cut ham which didn't need to cook as long. Everyone LOVED it.  -  24 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made the Peach-Ginger sauce to go with grilled pork chops. Yum! I had been trying to find something similar to the Grace's Kitchen peach sauce (a line of very good frozen meals) and this is close, using white balsamic vinegar and twice as much ginger (which I love). I also didn't put the pepper in. So my rating is perhaps a bit skewed but I'm so pleased with the result that I'm giving it a 5! I think it would probably be very good as stated too.  -  15 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    the peach ginger sauce is so good. i am going to use this as a sauce for other dinners as well. if you have any problems finding hot cherry peppers, check out the 'italian' section of your supermarket. our supermarkets didn't have any whole peppers, but i found them sliced and marketed as 'hoagie spread' in the italian section. i had to go to a larger store that had plenty of selection to find it.  -  28 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)