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Cider & Mustard Glazed Ham

This simple, sensational glaze recipe will take your Christmas ham to tasty new heights.


660ml apple cider

2 cups brown sugar

3 whole star anise

1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

6 sprigs thyme leaves

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 ½ tbsp KEEN’S mustard powder

3.5kg Leg ham

To garnish:

Thyme leaves


STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a large deep roasting pan with baking paper.

STEP 2: To make the glaze, in a medium mixing bowl, combine apple cider, brown sugar, star anise, mustard seeds, thyme sprigs, garlic and 2 tbsp KEEN’S mustard powder. Bring to the boil, simmer for 25-30 minutes or until reduced halfway and thick. Stir through remaining KEEN’S mustard powder.

STEP 3: Carefully remove the rind from the ham, running your fingers gently underneath ensuring you leave the fat on. Run the knife cutting into the fat layer about half a centimetre deep to lightly score a diamond pattern.

STEP 4: Cover ham bone with foil. Glaze ham with mustard glaze, place into the oven on the bottom shelf for 1 hour and 20 minutes, basting every 20 minutes.

STEP 5: Slice and serve with your favourite Christmas dishes.