Homemade: Honey Glazed Ham


Our chef director, Ross Pike, shows us how to make melt-in-the-mouth glazed ham. Perfect for your Christmas dinner or festive party .



  • 2kg piece of green gammon smoked

  • 2 litres of water

  • 1 orange

  • 3 star anise

  • 30 cloves

  • 10g coriander seeds

  • 50g honey

  • 40g fresh ginger, roughly chopped

  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped

  • 2 cinnamon stick

  • 75g marmalade

  • 50g grain mustard



  1. Place the ham into a suitable size pan

  2. Peel the orange, saving the peel, and divide into segments

  3. Squeeze the orange segments over the ham and add to the pan with the peel

  4. Cover the ham with the water, and place on the stove and bring to the boil

  5. Remove from the heat and add the cinnamon, star anise, coriander seeds, ginger and onion

  6. Place back on the heat and cook until a core temperature of 75c is reached, approximately an hour and a half.

  7. Remove the ham from the pan. Place on a roasting tray and remove the fat

  8. Score the top of the ham with a diamond pattern and stud with the cloves.

  9. In a bowl, mix the honey, marmalade and mustard together to create a glaze

  10. Pour the glaze over the ham and then place in a hot oven and cook until nicely glazed.

  11. Once done, remove from the oven and either chill or carve and serve.

RecipeHannah Milton