Sweet & sour barbecue glazed Christmas ham

Christmas half ham cooked on the bone, shallow cross-hatch pattern on the fat, covered in a glossy sweet and sour glaze with tomato, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey and citrus base.
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! Try our tasty sweet & sour barbecue glaze.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch


Sweet & sour barbecue glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
  • For sweet and sour barbecue glaze: place butter in a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the rest of the glaze ingredients and simmer until it thickens. Let 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 to the meat.
  • Generously baste the ham with 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!


- Cover with aluminium foil if the glaze starts browning too quickly.
- If you have extra glaze then serve it as an accompanying sauce. Yum!
Keyword christmas-ham
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  1. Natalie Wilson on 21/12/2021 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for your glaze recipe

    • Rani on 22/12/2021 at 9:44 am

      We hope you like it 🙂

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