Apricot glazed Christmas ham

Baked whole leg ham with some sliced pieces on a wooden board.
It isn’t Christmas without a perfectly glazed ham. Follow our easy steps to prepare and glaze your festive favourite.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 25 people



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
  • Remove the skin from the ham leaving 1 cm of fat on the surface. Score the fat with a knife creating a diamond pattern. Generously baste the ham with the apricot glaze. Place a clove in the corner of each diamond. Place into a deep baking dish.
  • Place on the lower shelf in the oven and cook for 60-75 minutes, basting as needed, until cooked to your liking.
  • Leave to rest for 15 minutes, baste again, carve and enjoy.


To watch how to glaze a ham here
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  1. […] The highlight of your Christmas feast! Get your quality Farmland ham from a supermarket near you. To make it even easier this year, grab a jar of their (limited edition) apricot ham glaze for a no-fuss delicious Christmas ham your whanau will love. Instructions on how to glaze & cook your ham here. […]

    • Caroline houssenloge on 16/12/2022 at 6:48 pm

      Glaze of brown sugar n mustard

  2. Aplicot glazed Christmas ham - Foodche on 02/12/2022 at 1:07 pm

    […] up on How to glaze a ham here: https://youtube.com/shorts/_m3ItTQGOE8 And the full recipe here: https://fresh.co.nz/apricot-glazed-christmas-ham/ […]

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