Baked Ham Recipe with Oranges

Baked ham with spiced oranges

  • serves 8
  • Easy

The key to this delicious ham is its glaze of maple syrup and orange juice. Make sure to ask your butcher whether the ham needs overnight soaking before cooking


Try this recipe for baked ham with oranges, then check out our slow cooker gammon, roast gammonbaked ham and more Christmas ham recipes.



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


  • 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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Nutritional Information

  • Fat 33.4g
  • Carbs 37g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 63.9g
  • Salt 8.16g