Blueberry glazed Christmas ham

Gorgeous glazed Christmas ham in a large dish on a bed of blueberries served with fresh mint and thyme.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a glorious ham on the festive menu. Ham glazes are easy to do and elevate this classic dish. They’re to feed a crowd! Why not try a fruity blueberry glaze this year to celebrate the summer even more! Your family will be super impressed !

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch


Blueberry glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
  • For blueberry glaze: add all glaze ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a gentle summer. Simmer until it thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove thyme sprigs and cinnamon and let glaze cool slightly.
  • Remove the skin from the ham leaving a 1cm of fat on the surface. Score the fat with a knife creating a diamond pattern, being careful not to cut through into the meat. Generously baste the ham with the glaze. Place into a deep dish baking tray. Cook for 35–45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Leave to rest for 15 minutes, baste again, then carve and enjoy!


Tips: Cover with aluminium foil if the glaze starts browning too quickly.
If you have extra glaze then serve it as an accompanying sauce. Yum!
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We have a few glazed ham recipes to cater for most palates this coming Christmas, including this Kiwi classic with orange glaze.

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