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  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 150g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 oranges
  • 3-4kg raw ham on the bone, leaving a layer of fat)
  • 12 whole cloves


  • STEP 1

    Put the syrup, sugar and the juice from 2 of the oranges in a pan. Slowly bring to the boil, then leave to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Decorate the ham by scoring the fat with a knife to make large diamond shapes. Cut the 2 remaining oranges into slices and lay over the ham, pinning in place with the cloves.

  • STEP 3

    Brush the ham all over with half the sugar mixture then put it on a trivet in a roasting tray. Pour 1 litre of water into the tray and cover with foil. Bake the ham for 2 hours 20 minutes, remove from the oven and take off the foil. Brush with the rest of the sugar mix. Cook for a further 40 minutes until well coloured.

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