Glazed Ham…is it really Christmas without one?
There are 2 mainstays for Christmas at our place. One is a Glazed Ham…we love ours with Spiced Cranberry Flavour Pearls. And the other is a fun cocktail of sorts to begin the festivities. Always make sure you buy a ham large enough to be enjoying late night left overs well into January!
What you’ll need…
- 500 ml pineapple juice
- 500 ml apple juice
- 500 g brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise
- 6-7kg whole leg ham on the bone
- Spiced Cranberry Flavour Pearls
- Holly leaves for garnish if you wish
- Something to wrap around the shank end if you wish – we found a piece of hessian wrap at our local florist
Ready to serve…
Remove the ham from the baking dish and place on a serving platter. You will need to station a guard near the ham at this point…the delicious smell will have you surrounded by hungry people!
I like to dress the shank end before bringing to the table. I simply wrapped the end with some hessian wrap that I’d bought from my local florist and tied it with some twine. We also have a holly tree locally so added that as a garnish on the plate but it’s not necessary.
Put your Spiced Cranberry Flavour Pearls in a serving dish and add to the platter.
Now for that wonderful moment…
Cheers and Merry Christmas.
**If you’ve just come across this recipe and you’d like to take a peek at our other flavours HERE There are plenty of others to choose from.
Until next time
from the Peninsula Larder Team
“Christmas, it’s all about the food we enjoy and the people we share it with.”
— Fiona Verwoerd