This traditional glazed ham recipe with honey, cinnamon and cloves will have your Christmas guests wanting more. 


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup honey

  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Cloves to stud whole ham

  • 5kg half leg ham on the bone


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (or 160 fan forced).

  • 2.

    Line a large baking dish with non-stick baking paper. Place an oven shelf in the lowest position. Remove all other shelves. 

  • 3.

    For the glaze, combine all the ingredients, except the ham in a bowl and whisk to combine.

  • 4.

    Use a sharp knife to cut around the shank of the ham, about 10cm from the end. Run a knife under the rind around edge of ham. Gently lift the rind off in 1 piece by running your fingers between the rind and the fat.

  • 5.

    Score the fat in a diamond pattern, about 5mm deep. Stud the centres of the diamonds with cloves.Transfer to prepared dish.

  • 6.

    Brush some of glaze over the ham.

  • 7.

    Bake, brushing with glaze every 15 minutes, for 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • 8.

    Remove the ham from the baking dish, discard the clove pieces and place on a serving platter and slice. Spoon any remaining glaze and pan juices over the slices of ham.

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