Main dish

Glazed Baked Ham

15 m
2 h 35 m
Ready in:
2 h 50 m
A genuinely festive dish is great for any type of holiday but is especially heartwarming on Christmas!
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Servings: 16
¾ cup, or as needed
Whole star anise
Whole cloves
12 or more, to taste
Country-style ham
1 (7 lb.)
Light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup
¼ cup
Dijon mustard
2 tbsp.
Rice vinegar
2 tbsp.
Black pepper
1 ½ tsp., freshly ground
Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp.
Cayenne pepper
1 pinch
  1. Heat the oven to 325° F/165° C/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Place star anise and cloves to the bottom of a roasting pan and add water.
  3. Put a roasting rack in the pan over water, anise, and cloves.
  4. Place the ham on the rack and cut ¼ inch deep slashes about ½ inch apart lengthwise and crosswise across the entire ham.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Combine all the remaining ingredients (from brown sugar to cayenne pepper) in a bowl and whisk until the glaze is thick and smooth.
  7. With a brush, cover ham with the glaze and bake it for 2 hours 10 minutes, brushing every 20 minutes, or until the ham is cooked through and the glaze is deep golden.
  8. With a kitchen torch, heat the glaze on the ham until it’s crispy or for about 2 to 5 minutes
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