Baked honey butter ham

Baked honey butter ham


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About this recipe: An excellent alternative to the classic Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner. Ham is coated in butter, honey and cloves and baked to perfection. The resulting ham is sweet, moist and utterly delicious.


Serves: 20 

  • 1 (5.4kg) bone-in ham
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 275g honey
  • 50g whole cloves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Cut 2.5cm deep criss-crosses into the flat side of the ham.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and honey. Slather onto the ham, making sure to get in the crevices too. Insert cloves into the ham if desired. Place in a roasting tin.
  3. Bake for 4 hours in the preheated oven or 45 minutes per kilo. The internal temperature should reach 70 degrees C. Baste every 20 minutes with the drippings. Remove, slice, serve and savour.

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