Chef’s Recipe


Christmas Apricot Glazed Ham


Baked Ham with Apricot Glaze is a showstopping, tender, juicy roast. This recipe is perfect for Christmas or throw it together for an easy dinner recipe any night of the week.

4 – 5 kgs Leg of ham from The Pantry

500 g apricot jam

1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups Dry Sherry


  1. Thin the apricot jam with a little sherry and heat until it becomes a sticky spread.
  2. Prepare ham by lifting off skin but leaving the fat. Diamond cut the fat and cut the skin off the bone and rub ham well with cinnamon.
  3. Spread half of the apricot glaze over the ham (retain the rest for basting when cooking and dressing before serve).
  4. Once ham is spread with the apricot glaze, press brown sugar over whole top of ham, making sure some sugar gets into diamond cuts.
  5. With the ham in the roasting dish, add 2 centimetre of water and cook for one and a half hours on 200C, keep basting with more glaze every 20 minutes or so – careful not to burn.
  6. Once cooked, let it stand for 30 minutes before carving.