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How to roast and glaze ham video

How to roast and glaze ham video

A perfectly roasted and glazed ham is something special, which is why you'll see it on many a Christmas and Easter table. With your favourite glaze, the ham is guaranteed to be moist, juicy and full of flavour. With just a few easy steps, you can ensure you roast a glazed ham to perfection every time.

Preheat the oven
Set the oven to 180 C or Gas mark 4, and place the pre-boiled ham cut-side down in a roasting tin.

Make your glaze
Although ham is perfectly delicious all by itself, you can make it extra-special by using a glaze. Popular glaze recipes contain a mix of fruit juice, wine or whisky, honey, mustard, brown sugar, preserves and spices. Brush on your favourite glaze over the surface of the ham.

Tent the ham
Loosely place a foil 'tent' over your ham to help it stay moist.

Roast the ham
Place the ham in the oven and set the timer – a fully cooked ham needs to roast about 10 minutes per 450g / 1 lb in order to be heated all the way through.

Baste and re-glaze
Brush the ham with the glaze and baste it with the pan juices every 20 minutes or so.

Test for doneness
Insert a meat thermometer into the ham. When it's at 80 degrees C, the ham is done.

Caramelise the glaze
Brush the ham with the glaze and pan juices one last time, then put it under the grill.The sugar in the glaze will produce a gorgeous caramel coating on the ham. This takes about 5 minutes, but watch closely to avoid burning.

Finally, remove the ham from the roasting tin to a wooden cutting board or serving platter. Use a sharp unserrated knife to slice it as thinly or thickly as you want, and serve straightaway. Don't forget to enjoy the leftovers in omelettes, soups, pies, fried rice, sandwiches and more!

Check out our collection of Roast ham recipes for more tasty ideas!

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