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Thanksgiving Roast Ham   HT  MC Nth American    285mins


Serves  6-8      Hot   Cold   Pork Bacon  Dried Fruit   Main Course  Dairy free  Eggless USA  North America



2.2kg/5lb Ham Joint e.g. Gammon

10 Whole Cloves

90ml/3fl.oz. Honey


1 teasp Dry Mustard

60ml/2 fl.oz. Fresh Apple Juice


1. Stick the cloves into the ham and place in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil then reduce the heat, partially cover and cook for 3˝ to 4 hours or until the ham is tender. Make sure the water is only just bubbling as too fast cooking make the meat tough.


2. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3.


3. In a bowl, mix together the honey, mustard and apple juice.


4. Remove the ham from the saucepan, reserving the cooking liquor, cut off the rind and place the ham in a deep roasting tin.  

5. Add 240ml/8fl.oz. Of the cooking liquor to the apple juice mixture  stir well then pour the sauce over the top of the ham and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, basting occasionally, and  adding more of the cooking liquor if necessary. Serve hot or cold.

A great alternative at Christmas or Easter

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