Classic orange glazed ham

Orange marmalade glaze is a kiwi classic when it comes to Christmas ham. Serve with your favourite Christmas sides like roasted vegetables and salads.

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 45–55 minutes Serves: many


  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup Manuka Emporium manuka honey
  • 1 tsp DYC apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Farmland Hampden Half Ham; cooked on the bone
  • whole cloves

We used a Le Creuset 3-ply Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid to make the glaze and a Le Creuset 3-ply Stainless Steel Rectangular Roaster to bake the ham.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
  2. Place the marmalade, orange juice, zest, honey, apple cider vinegar and cinnamon in a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer for 10–15 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon easily.
  3. Remove the skin from the ham leaving a 1cm of fat on the surface. Score the fat with a knife creating a diamond pattern. Baste the ham with the glaze. Place a clove in the corner of each diamond. Place into a deep dish baking tray.
  4. Cook for 35–45 minutes.
  5. Leave to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Tip: Cover with aluminum foil if the glaze starts browning too quickly. Usually around half way through cooking time this is needed.

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