The Ultimate Christmas Ham and Glaze

12 December 2018

Creating the perfect Christmas day meal is always a bit of a journey. The motley crew is coming over and you have to cook up a storm, literally. Salads, mains and desserts galore!! But this year you are over it, you have had enough and don't want to spend a whole day (or two) standing in the kitchen. 

Well, won't you be glad once you read through this little journal article we have put together for you! Our great mate and awesome chef Jane Collins has created The Ultimate Christmas Ham Glaze - or more fondly known as Stick Piggy Maple Glaze (a bloody great name if we say so). 

We know your thinking, a ham(!!) that's a huge undertaking for Chrissy day, but really the time and effort falls back on the oven, not you. The prep is quick and the outcome will be delicious, we can assure you. As Jane shares, "Everyone asks me what I glaze my Christmas ham with. So this year I will share my recipe. It's not full of booze, just simple sparkling apple juice, maple with some Christmas flavours thrown in. So simple to make, and adds a sweet Christmas spice to your table." 

Come down to the store to buy the Ultimate Christmas Ham Glaze today!! It also doubles as the perfect gift for your mates that love spending time in the kitchen and cooking for their family. 

See the below recipe to create the Ultimate Christmas Ham using the Sticky Piggy Maple Glaze!

1. Preheat the oven to 180 or 160 fan-forced. Remove skin from ham, by using a small sharp knife to score the skin around the hock and down one side of the ham. Using your fingers gently ease away the skin. 

2. Score fat in a diamond pattern (don't cut all the way through to flesh). Place ham into a deep pan lined with baking paper. 

3. Baste with some of the glaze. Tip a half glass of water into the base of the pan. Cook for 1 1/2 hours basting and turning the ham ever 15 minutes, till golden and sticky. Wrap a piece of muslin, or hessian around the hock, secure a stick of rosemary with a ribbon. Carve and enjoy. 

Merry Christmas Legends. From the Pony Rider Crew x 

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