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Festive baked Christmas ham recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 3 December 2018

Even without a large crowd to feed, baked ham is a brilliant and economical choice for a festive dinner centrepiece, promising leftovers to be enjoyed in everything from sandwiches to hashes for as long as they last. In this collection of recipes, our authors show you how to get the most out of your ham with flavourful marinades and glazes of different persuasions, and even a vegetarian version.

Jamie Oliver’s Jerk Ham, Rubbed with Spices and Glazed with Rum-Spiked Marmalade

Jamie Oliver’s Jerk Ham, Rubbed with Spices and Glazed with Rum-Spiked Marmalade

Add a spiced twist to your baked Christmas ham with Jamie Oliver’s jerk-inspired ham. 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.

From the book

Mary Berry’s Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa

Mary Berry’s Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa

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

bored of lunch honey mustard ham in cider

Bored of Lunch’s Slow Cooker Honey and Mustard Ham in Cider

by Nathan Anthony

This super simple slow cooker ham recipe incorporates festive spices like cloves, cinnamon, and star anise – and leftovers make for the perfect sandwich filling.

Baked Christmas Ham

Baked Christmas Ham

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. 

Celeriac Hasselback ‘Ham’ (Rotselleri ‘Hasselback Style’)

Celeriac Hasselback ‘Ham’ (Rotselleri ‘Hasselback Style’)

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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