Food & Drinks

Blueberry glazed ham

Jazz up your Christmas ham with this tasty glaze!

Christmas ham is a Kiwi favourite, and a ham glaze is such an easy way to create more flavour and more wow factor!
Star of the show: Farmland Hampden half ham,cooked on the bone
Bluesbros blueberry glaze
1 cup BluesBros sweet blueberry sauce
¹⁄³ cup BluesBros blueberry balsamic drizzle
2 sprigs Superb Herb thyme, plus extra
for garnish
1 tbsp Delmaine wholegrain French mustard
1 cinnamon quill
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer until it thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove thyme sprigs and cinnamon quill, then let glaze cool slightly.
  • Remove skin from the ham, leaving a 1cm of fat on the surface. Score the fat with a knife, creating a diamond pattern, being careful not to cut through into the meat. Generously baste the ham with glaze. Place into a deep dish baking tray. Cook for 35-45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Leave to rest for 15 minutes, baste again, then carve and enjoy!
  • We served one of the hams in a Le Creuset Cast Iron Shallow Casserole in Meringue.
Tip from the cook:
Cover with aluminum foil if the glaze starts browning too quickly. If you have extra glaze, then serve it as an accompanying sauce. Yum!