How to glaze a ham

A freshly cooked ham is amazing, but the preparation can take a long time, so here at Sloane’s we offer a few cooking options for your glazed ham.

The slow way 

If you’d like to cook from scratch, it’s best to buy one of our whole Gammons.

Place the gammon joint into a large saucepan or Dutch Oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then drain the water from the saucepan. Add fresh water, onion, carrots, bay leaves and few peppercorns and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes per 500g. 

Leave the gammon in the water to cool a little before removing. (The leftover water makes a great split pea soup!)

Using a small knife, remove the skin from the gammon, leaving about 1cm of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern and it’s ready to glaze.

Preheat the oven to 200C and line a large roasting tin with foil. Place your cooked gammon on the foil and brush with your pre-prepared glaze. Add to the oven for 10-15 minutes, then take out and give a second layer of glaze. Bake again for another 10-15 minutes until the ham is golden all over. 

Leave to rest for 20 minutes and carve.

 

Sloane's Gammon
Sloane’s Gammon

 

The easier way

An easier option is to use one of our pre-cooked hams. We generally recommend the Paris Ham, but the Smoked Ham can also be used if you prefer that smokey flavour.

If glazing a pre-cooked ham it will need to be served cold, but still makes a great ham for carving.

Using a small knife, remove the skin from the ham, leaving about 1cm of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern and it’s ready to glaze.

Preheat the oven to 200C and line a large roasting tin with kitchen foil. Place your cooked gammon on the foil and brush with your pre-prepared glaze. Add to the oven for 10-15 minutes, then take out and give a second layer of glaze. Bake again for another 10-15 minutes until the ham is golden all over. 

Leave to rest for 20 minutes and carve.

 

Sloane's Paris Ham
Sloane’s Paris Ham

 

The easiest way

The Sloane’s Honey and Mustard Glazed ham. If you want to make it even easier, simply purchase one of our pre-glazed hams. These can either be carved cold or can be re-glazed quickly with 10-15 minutes in the oven. 

The Glazes

Honey & Mustard Glaze – our standard glaze.

100g Honey

100g Dijon mustard

100g Brown sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has melted and it’s a smooth consistency. Leave to cool.

Citrus Glaze 

100ml Orange juice

Zest from one orange

100ml Lemon juice

100ml Lime juice

100g Brown sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has melted and reduce until thick. Leave to cool.

Cider Glaze 

200ml Cider

100ml Apple juice

100g Brown sugar

Bring all ingredients to the boil in a saucepan and stir until the sugar has melted and reduce until thick. Leave to cool.

 

Sloane's Glazed Ham
Sloane’s Glazed Ham