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Burnt Honey, Whiskey & Orange Glazed Ham

Burnt Honey, Whiskey & Orange Glazed Ham


PREP TIME: 30 mins

COOKING TIME: 1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 x 8-10 kg ham leg, rind removed
  • Mustard and ham jam, to serve
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup Scotch whiskey


  1. To make the glaze, place honey into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes (the mixture will bubble so keep an eye on it while it is on the heat) or until deep golden. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar, orange juice and whiskey. Return to heat and simmer, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 45 minutes or until syrupy.
  2. Preheat oven to 180˚C fan-forced. Using a sharp knife or Stanley knife, score the ham fat (not the flesh) lengthways in 2cm intervals. Wrap the hock in foil (this prevents it from burning).
  3. Place ham on a greased rack in a large baking dish lined with foil (see tip in’General Information’ tab).
  4. Brush the ham fat a few times to evenly coat with glaze. Bake for 50 minutes, brushing with remaining glaze occasionally, or until ham is golden and caramelised.
  5. Slice and serve warm or cold with mustard and ham jam.

Recipe and image sourced from Australian Pork.