Cider ham with brown sugar mustard glaze

    11 hours 30 min

    Ham soaked overnight in cider is slowly boiled and then baked with sugar and mustard. Delicious served with cauliflower cheese and roast potatoes.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 whole leg of ham on the bone
    • 2 (500ml) bottles dry cider
    • 8 whole peppercorns
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 175g (6 oz) light brown soft sugar
    • 3 tablespoons mustard powder
    • whole cloves for studding ham

    Prep:8hr  ›  Cook:3hr30min  ›  Ready in:11hr30min 

    1. Place ham in a large stockpot and cover with cider. Leave in a cold place to soak overnight.
    2. Heat the stockpot over medium high heat. Add the peppercorns and bay leaf and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes per 450g (1 lb). Remove from heat.
    3. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and mustard.
    4. Remove the leg from the stockpot, carefully peel off the skin and score diamond shapes into the fat with a sharp knife. Stand the ham in a roasting tin with a small amount of the cider to cover the bottom of the tin. Spread the sugar and mustard mixture over the fat on the ham. Press a clove into the corner of each diamond shape.
    5. Roast the ham in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes until the fat is crisp and golden. Remove and allow to cool before carving.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Topped Ham up in stock pot with water to stop it sticking and used wholegrain mustard instead of powder!  -  25 Dec 2008


    at tawt it wiz raether haerd, wilnae make dis agen wisnae impresed a huv tae saii (L), ma faemly didnae enjoy iht ethur widnae recomen it tae anywan xo (L) (K)  -  11 Jan 2012


    Excellent recipe - cooked it for Christmas dinner instead of Turkey - everyone loved it!  -  25 Dec 2008