Adam Liaw's quince glazed ham platter
Serve up a crowd-pleasing festive platter that has a classic Aussie ham with a homemade quince glaze as its centrepiece.
Note: + Cooling time
- 4kg Coles Australian Half Leg Ham
- Cheeses, summer fruit, crackers and nuts, to serve
- 100g quince paste
- 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
- 2 tbs white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
To make the quince glaze, combine the quince paste, wine, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 mins or until the quince paste and sugar dissolve and the mixture is smooth.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the ham on a clean work surface. Use a small sharp knife to cut through the rind 10cm from the shank. Run a thumb under the rind to separate from the fat. Peel back, sliding your fingers under the rind to remove. Use a small sharp knife to score across the fat at 5mm intervals. Brush the ham with some of the glaze. Wrap the shank in foil. Place in a roasting pan.
Bake the ham, brushing with the glaze every 15 mins, for 1 hour or until the ham caramelises and is golden brown. Cool slightly. Transfer the ham to a large serving platter. Serve with the cheeses, fruit, crackers and nuts.