Maynard’s Ginger Glazed Ham

  • 1 Maynards Ham joint smoked or unsmoked approx. 3kg
  • 500ml ginger ale
  • 100g ginger jam*
  • 2 tablespoons English mustard
  • 60g brown sugar
  • A good pinch of ground cloves
  • Extra cloves for studding if desired 

1,Place the ham joint in a piece of foil large enough to wrap around it completely. Place in a roasting tin and pour the ginger ale around the ham.. Seal the edges of the foil so the ham is sitting in a loose tent of foil but securely sealed inside. Roast in a preheated oven at around 190c for 35 minutes per kg.

2,To make the glaze put the ginger preserve in a bowl and stir in the English mustard. Add the dark brown sugar then sprinkle in the ground cloves.

3, Take the ham out of the oven at the end of the cooking time. Increase the oven temperature to 200c. Carefully cut away the skin of the ham, leaving a thin layer of fat. Score the surface, and if desired stick a clove into the middle of each scored square. Spread on the glaze with a spatula and place the tray with the ham into the oven for 20 minutes until glaze cooks and goes a golden brown. The internal temperature of the ham needs to reach 62C when cooked. Serve hot or cold.

*Cook’s Note: If you cannot get hold of ginger preserve, you can use ordinary orange marmalade and add 1 tsp of dry, ground ginger.