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Try out this classic maple glazed ham recipe this festive season. If you're looking to get ahead, you can prepare the glze a day in advance.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time2 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 20 mins resting time


  • 1 Coles Beechwood Double Smoked Half Leg Ham (about 3kg)
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped

Maple glaze

  • 100g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (95g) Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 3 tsp finely grated ginger

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1927kJ/461 Cals (22%), Protein: 17g (34%), Fat: 37g (53%), Sat Fat: 21g (88%), Sodium: 1021mg (51%), Carb: 17g (5%), Sugar: 15g (17%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Run a small sharp knife down the back of the ham. Using your fingers, gently separate skin from fat. Remove and discard skin. Run knife over fat to lightly score all over in a diamond pattern. Place ham in a baking dish with carrot, celery, onion and ½ cup (125ml) water. Cover dish with foil. Bake for 1½ hours.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, to make the maple glaze, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and swirl to melt for 3 mins or until butter has stopped foaming and is light golden brown. Stir in the maple syrup, mustard, orange juice and lime juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 3 mins. Remove from heat. Stir in the ginger.
  3. Step 3

    Discard the foil and brush some of the glaze over the ham. Bake ham, basting with glaze every 15 mins, for 1 hour or until warmed through and evenly caramelised. Discard the vegetables.
  4. Step 4

    Set ham aside for 20 mins to rest. Carve ham and serve with remaining glaze.