Make Christmas memorable with this beautiful baked ham recipe.


  • 1 x large half leg of Woolworths ham, hock end

  • 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 cup of bourbon

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1 cup orange marmalade

  • 2x orange zest and juice

  • 1x lemon zest and juice

  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard

  • Decoration

  • Cloves

  • 1x Orange sliced

  • 1x Christmas ribbon


  • 1.

    Pre-heat fan forced oven to 185°C.

  • 2.

    In a large pot add brown sugar, bourbon, honey, marmalade, zest, juice and Dijon mustard and dissolve while bringing to the boil carefully. > Reduce the heat to a mild simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Remove skin from the ham but leave some on the hock.

  • 4.

    Score just through the fat about 5 mm deep on the diagonal, with each cut about 1.5 cm apart. Repeat on the opposite diagonal. This should leave you with a diamond shape cut all over the ham. Place a clove in the center of the diamonds.

  • 5.

    Place ham in a deep baking dish, cover the ham with a generous amount of your pre made sauce then bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the orange slices. Baste with the sauce again, rotate the ham and bake for another 20 minutes, baste and rotate the ham two more times at 20 minute intervals.

  • 6.

    Remove from the oven to plate up. Serve with roasted potatoes, cocktail onions and cherry tomatoes with rosemary, and the rest of the sauce.

  • 7.

    This can be served hot straight away, or do it a day or two ahead of time and serve cold on Christmas Day so it's a little less stressful!


Woolworths inspires families across the country to cook their family and friends something delicious this festive season.

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