MIMOSA HAM

The glaze on this pretty ham is reminiscent of a mimosa cocktail, which is a blend of orange juice and sparkling wine.

Serves: 12

Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients:
  • 9 lb (4 kg) ready-to-serve (fully cooked) bone-in ham
  • Whole cloves*
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling white wine
  • 3/4 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 165°C
  2. Leaving a thin layer of fat, trim rind and excess fat from ham. Score ham in a criss-cross fashion to make diamonds. Using a thin metal skewer, poke a small hole in centre of each diamond. Insert a clove into each hole. Place ham on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, to prepare glaze, combine remaining ingredients in a medium non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  6. Remove pan from oven. Brush ham with some of the glaze. Continue baking, uncovered, basting twice with remaining glaze, for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer registers
    60°C

    . Let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Remove and discard cloves before serving.

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