A Christmas Ham With A Difference! Here's Our Cider Glazed Ham Recipe
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A Christmas Ham With A Difference! Here’s Our Cider Glazed Ham Recipe

A Christmas Ham With A Difference! Here’s Our Cider Glazed Ham Recipe

It’s the most wonderful traditional meal of the year packed with turkey, ham and all manner of festive delights. However, if you’re looking for something just that little bit different our ham with cider glaze recipe is it! This easy recipe is practically foolproof and the result is a delicious golden topped fillet of ham. You can use our Original Dan Kelly’s Cider, or if you want something with even more depth of flavour, try it with our Whiskey Cask Cider!

The ingredients

  • 1 litre Dan Kelly’s Cider
  • 18 x Cloves
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 x Bay Leaves
  • 1 x Onion
  • 1 x  Carrot
  • 3 x Garlic Cloves
  • 3.5 kg Irish Ham Fillet on the bone
  • 1 x  Bramley Apples

Now the real work begins:

  1. Soak your ham beforehand for 2-4 hours if you think it requires it.
  2. Place the ham in a large saucepan or casserole dish. Chop the onion, carrot, apple and garlic. Add 500ml of Dan Kelly’s cider (original or whiskey cask) and the onion, carrot, apple, garlic and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes per 450g. Remove from the heat and allow the ham to cool in the liquid.
  4. Put the rest of the remaining cider (if you haven’t drank it!) and the brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half. Set aside until needed.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark
  6. Remove the ham from the pot. Using a sharp knife, cut off excess fat and score diamond-shaped lines into the fat. Stud the cloves into the criss-cross intersections and put the ham on a baking tray.
  7. Brush the cider glaze over the ham and roast in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the fat is crisp and golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving, get another bottle of Dan Kelly’s Cider and enjoy.