Festive baked Christmas ham recipes

The Christmas ham is a real centrepiece to the festive dinner table so even if you don’t have a very large crowd to feed, it's worth getting a whole one. The leftovers will keep you going for a week! We've put together a few of our favourite fool-proof recipes to inspire you. From the classic baked ham to a jerk ham twist (thanks Jamie) to a veggie version for those meat-avoiders at the table, there's enough here to inspire you. 

jamie jerk ham

Jerk Ham from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver 

Add a spiced twist to your baked Christmas ham with Jamie Oliver's Jerk Ham from his Christmas Cookbook. Jamie says; "The contrast of gorgeous juicy ham with the outer crust of incredible jerk flavours and the sweet rummy marmalade glaze that finishes it off is just brilliant". We're sold.

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Festive baked Christmas ham recipes Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa from Simple Comforts by Mary Berry

Follow this foolproof ham recipe in Mary Berry's classic style, served with a fresh mango and orange chutney. 

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Baked Christmas Ham from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas by Lizzie Kamenetzky

For a classic ham recipe, try this Baked Christmas Ham from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas. Their top tip to get ahead for Christmas? Bake and leave your ham in a cool place for up to a day in advance, then finish it in the hot oven at the last minute. 

Buy The Great British Bake Off: Christmas here.

spiced mango ham

Spiced Mango-Roasted Ham from My Kitchen Table: 100 Foolproof Suppers by Gizzi Erskine

Glazed with mango chutney, mixed spice and paprika, Gizzi Erskine's Spiced Mango-Roasted Ham from My Kitchen Table: 100 Foolproof Suppers is a tropical twist on the classic.

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celeriac hasselback ham

Celeriac Hasselback 'Ham' from The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Pairing celariac with mustard, peppercorns, honey and paprika, this Celeriac Hasselback 'Ham' is Rachel Khoo's clever vegetarian twist on a classic Swedish recipe. From The Little Swedish Kitchen, this is the perfect alternative to the classic Christmas ham.

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