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ORANGE, MAPLE & THYME GLAZED HAM

ORANGE, MAPLE & THYME GLAZED HAM

ORANGE, MAPLE & THYME GLAZED HAM

Woolworths
For many, Christmas is all about tradition. And nothing quite saysChristmas time more than a beautiful glazed baked ham.
This recipe for Orange, Maple & Thyme Glazed Ham, care of ourfriends at Woolworths, makes an impressive centrepiece on any Christmas table.
Thinly sliced orangesare draped over the free-range ham and secured in place using thyme stems. Andthe maple syrup and mustard glaze gives such a beautiful glistening shine.
And while the oven'son, why not serve alongside one of our favourite recipes from our OrangeRecipes cookbook! Maple-roasted Veggies with Orange and Hazelnut Gremolata. Need we say more!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 free range Woolworths ham leg half
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 bunch thyme, plus extra, to serve
  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt flakes
  • 1 orange, zested, juiced
  • ¼ cup seeded mustard

Instructions
 

  • To make the glaze,place thyme, maple syrup, vinegar, salt and the orange zest and juice in alarge saucepan and cook for 12 minutes or until reduced by one third. Keep aneye on mixture to ensure that it does not overflow. Stir in the mustard andstand until required.
  • To prepare the ham,preheat the oven to 160°c. Grease a large, shallow roasting pan. Line withgreased foil, then baking paper. Sit the ham on a wire rack over roasting tray.Use a small, sharp knife to cut around ham shank. Add 2 cups water to tray andbake for 20 minutes to help separate the skin from the meat. Remove from oven,then, when cool enough to handle, carefully run knife under the skin, aroundthe edge of the ham. Gently lift off the skin in 1 piece by running yourfingers between the rind and the fat. Thinly slice oranges and use the base ofthe thyme stems to pin orange slices over ham, overlapping slightly. Pour overglaze.
  • Increase oven to190°c. Bake ham, basting with glaze every 20 minutes, for a further 1 hour 30minutes or until ham and orange slices are golden and caramelised. If hamshould begin to burn or colour too much, cover loosely with foil.
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