A whole leg ham is glazed with fig jam, apple juice and cinnamon and served with baked ricotta and balsamic roasted figs.


  • Baked Ham

  • KR Castlemaine Premium Cooked on Bone Leg Ham (3.5-5kg)

  • Fig Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup apple juice

  • 1/2 cup fig jam

  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice

  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

  • Baked Ricotta and Balsamic Roasted Figs

  • 8 figs – cut into quarters from top

  • (leaving base intact)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tbsp castor sugar

  • 1kg ricotta cheese, fresh

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped oregano

  • 2 tbsp lemon zest

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten


  • Fig Glaze:

  • 1.

    Mix together over a low heat until dissolved.

  • Baked Ham:

  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 160-170 degrees.

  • 2.

    Prepare KRC Premium Leg Ham (remove rind using finger tips and leave fat exposed).

  • 3.

    Score fat in thin lines across the surface of the ham ½ cm x 5mm deep. Place KRC Premium Leg Ham in a deep foil dish or lined baking dish.

  • 4.

    Brush with fig glaze before placing in pre-heated oven, then baste frequently during 1 1/2 - 2 hours cooking time.

  • Baked Ricotta and Balsamic Roasted Figs:

  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

  • 2.

    Place the figs, oil, balsamic, sugar, salt and pepper on a baking tray and toss to combine. Roast for 15 minutes, remove and allow to cool.

  • 3.

    Place the ricotta, oregano, lemon zest, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine.

  • 4.

    Place ricotta mixture into a 24cm greased oven proof bowl or spoon into 8 x 1/2 cup (125ml) capacity, lightly greased dishes, place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until set.

  • 5.

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out.

  • 6.

    Arrange the ricotta on a serving platter top with the baked figs. Serve warm with fig glazed KRC Premium Leg Ham and a crispy garden salad.


Leg Ham Serves: 8 - 10, Preparation time: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Baked Ricotta and Balsamic Roasted Figs Serves: 8, Preparation time: 30 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes or until set.

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