Ham Glaze Recipes that will leave guests wanting more



The most beautiful time of the year is upon us and with it comes many popular and traditional dishes, prepared in the classic way or updated with some interesting twists. For most families, ham is a staple on the Christmas menu, so we’ve rounded up a few glazes for you to try this year.

Siba Mtongana’s Gammon Honey Glaze

Award-winning South African culinary queen Siba Mtonga is a fan of honey in her ham glaze. This is how she puts it together.

You will need:

  • 45 ml honey
  • 30 ml Dijon mustard
  • 15 ml soy sauce
  • 15 g fresh ginger, very finely grated
  • Juice of ½ orange
Honey glazed ham by Siba Mtongana |
Honey glazed ham by Siba Mtongana | Image: sibamtongana.com

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and brush liberally the glaze over the scored layer of fat outside of the ham that would be filled with the whole cloves.

After glazing your cooked ham with the mixture, according to Mtongana’s instructions, bake it for 25 minutes “until sticky and crispy on the edges.”

This recipe was found on sibamtongana.com

Apricot and apple ham glaze

  • 4 tablespoons apricot jam/jam
  • 250 ml apple juice
  • 50 grams of brown sugar
  • 50 ml white wine vinegar

After you have cooked your ham in the oven, mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar has dissolved.

The recipe’s author recommends slicing the skin off the ham and carving a diamond pattern into the fat. “At this point, you can press cloves into each diamond if you wish.”

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Pour the glaze over the ham and return to the oven to cook. Allow the frosting to get sticky, but check regularly as it can burn quickly. When the glaze is sticky and dark, remove from the oven.

This recipe was found on simply-delicious-food.com

Pineapple Ginger Glaze

  • 150ml pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 100 grams of black syrup
  • 100 g ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp clear honey

Blend the pineapple juice, allspice, syrup, ginger, ketchup, sweet chilli and honey into a puree. Either blend it in a blender or blend by hand and spoon over the already cooked ham. Alternatively, you can prepare the mixture the night before and refrigerate, covered, for up to 48 hours.

To serve, preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Roast for 30 minutes until hot and sticky, then break loosely into large pieces to serve.

You can also set some aside until ready to serve.

This recipe was found on bbcgoodfood.com

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