• 5.5-6kg leg ham (bone in)

  • 1 can of Guiness

  • 6 tablespoons whole grain mustard

  • 6 tablespoons of maple syrup

  • 6 tablespoons of honey

  • 20- 30 whole cloves


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)

  • 2.

    In a saucepan place the honey, maple syrup, mustard and Guinness and bring to boil, reduce to a third.

  • 3.

    While the glaze is cooling, remove the skin from the leg of ham by forcing your finger between the rind and the fat, and simply pull off (try to keep as much of the fat on as possible). Use a sharp knife to cut through the skin at the shank end leaving the shank end with a good 5cm (2 inch) skin at the end to help hold the ham

  • 4.

    Using a sharp paring knife score across the fat very lightly at 2.5 -3cm intervals, cutting just through the surface of the fat, not into the meat (about 3mm). Score in the opposite direction to form a diamonds or square pattern, decorating the ham by studding with cloves in the center of each diamond or square.

  • 5.

    Place the ham in large baking dish. Spoon the glaze all over the ham, and using a pastry brush cover any areas which aren’t covered in glaze.

  • 6.

    Bake for 2-3 hours.

  • 7.

    Every 20 minutes, open oven and spoon the glaze which will have accumulated in bottom of tray, all over the ham.

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Posted by Chris868Report
this ham is the best i have been requested every year for the recipe. this year two people have asked for it. its so tasty.
Posted by danrudderReport
Will try this recipe this Christmas.
Posted by MargarertReport
I cant wait to try this ham sounds just devine
Posted by Neil50Report
sounds to good not to try
Posted by Beverly9Report
Have produced glazed hams for the Chrissy table many times but.... I love the sound of this glaze, using Guinness and mustard as well as maple syrup. Mmmm! Will do!
Posted by Annia07Report
I can't wait to try this recipe...sounds so yummy and easy.
Posted by StephenReport
it is on my menu for Christmas. Will let you know how it goes.
Posted by ClydeReport
If you want something cold, a nice rich Potato salad is great. Plus a green salad etc. I love the combination of the Potato salad with Ham.
Posted by ClydeReport
Last Christmas I made an Orange juice, Sherry, Honey, Soy sauce, Mustard, Ginger & Garlic glaze and it was fantastic!!! Could not stop eating!! My wife is part Irish so she will probably let me try the Guiness Glaze. May have to buy a carton of Guiness though in case I make a mistake!! LOL.
Will try. Merry Christmas everyone.
Posted by Alan96Report
Do I use a normal cooked ham?