Mustard and honey-glazed baked ham

Enjoy a classic British dish with Lesley Waters's simple but flavourful recipe for a glazed baked ham
By Lesley Waters
Mustard and honey-glazed baked ham
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus overnight soaking
  • Effort: easy



  • 1.75 g joint prime gammon
  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp grain mustard
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • freshly ground black pepper


1. Soak the gammon overnight in cold water.

2. Place the gammon in a large saucepan and cover with fresh cold water. Add in the onion, carrot, bay leaves and peppercorns.

3. Bring to the boil slowly, cover with a lid and simmer very gently for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Allow the gammon to cool in cooking liquid for 30-40 minutes.

5. Remove the gammon from the cooking liquid and using a sharp knife carefully remove the skin and some of the underlying fat. Cut a lattice pattern over the gammon and place it in a roasting tray.

6. Mix together the honey, mustard and freshly ground pepper in a small bowl and smear it over the gammon.

7. Bake the joint for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown and caramelised.

8. Serve hot or cold.

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