Glazed ham

A simple approach to a festive favorite



Bone-in shank ham 1, 8 pound
Water 4 cups
Honey 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
Liquid smoke flavoring 2 tablespoons
Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons
Ground cloves 1 pinch

5 minutes to prepare, 8 hours and 35 minutes to cook, ready in 8 hours and 40 minutes

A good ham is such an essential part of a good Christmas dinner. This is a fantastic way to nail that, relying on the tried and tested methodology of keeping things simple. Preparation is simple, but it’s a slow cooker!

Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Put the ham into a roasting pan, pour in 2 inches deep of water, then cover it with a tight fitting lid.

Step 3: Then, simply put it in the oven. It’ll take between 6 and 8 hours, so you’re probably as well to leave it overnight.

Step 4: Take your ham out of the oven; pour off the drippings and put it to one side.

Step 5: Debone your ham, remove any excess fat, and place it back in the roasting pan.

Step 6: Turning to the drippings you just poured off, remove any fat from the top of it.

Step 7: Take a small bowl, and mix one cup of the drippings with the honey, brown sugar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and cloves.

Step 8: Pour the mix you’ve just made with the drippings over your ham, replace the lid, and return it to the oven.

Step 9: Bake the ham again for 30 or 40 minutes.

Step 10: Remove it from the oven, and leave it to stand for 10 minutes before you serve it.

That’s all there is to it. As mentioned at the start, this is very simple, and the only negative point is how long you have to wait. You’re more than welcome to stick some whole cloves in it too.

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