Donna Hay Recipes | The Gourmet Review | Celebrity Recipes

Courtesy Donna Hay

Donna Hay’s Sugar and Spice Glazed Ham is a perennial favorite during the holiday season. It’s easy, can be prepared in advance without a lot of fanfare and is perfect for entertaining. Everyone loves leftover glazed ham.Donna Hay’s recipe has the perfect blend of spices. Donna is the author of l8 cookbooks and her magazine in Australia is read by 17 million readers weekly.

SERVES: 10 – 12


3 kg leg of ham

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

1/4 teaspoon mixed spice

1/4 cup cloves



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Carefully remove the skin from the ham, leaving a little skin on the knuckle. Use the point of a sharp knife to score a cross cross pattern into the fat, making sure not to cut all the way through.

Place in a baking dish lined with non stick baking paper. Cover the knuckle with baking paper to prevent burning and secure with kitchen string.

Combine the sugar, vinegar and mixed spice and brush over the ham.

Place the cloves in the centre of each diamond.

Roast for 35 minutes, brushing with glaze at l0 minute intervals.



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