This baked glazed ham, jazzed up with caramelized orange slices is a delicious dish.
Ingredients - serves 6 to 8:
- 1 smoked bone-in ham (+- 4.5 kg)
- 140 gr orange marmalade
- 45 ml of our Fernando de Castilla Sherry
- 37.5 ml fresh lemon juice
- 1 orange
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Cover the ham with a large piece of parchment and then foil. Place the ham with the widest side down, on a heavy rimmed baking sheet and bake for one hour.
Heat the marmalade together with the sherry, lemon juice, and juice of half an orange in a saucepan over medium heat until runny, which should take about 5 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven and uncover. Use a chef's knife to make diagonal cuts in a pattern of 2,5cm diamonds on the surface of the ham to make your ham even more attractive. Scoring a ham before cooking not only adds appeal, it also allows the glaze to sink into the meat during baking and flavour the interior of the meat. Brush half of the glaze over the ham. Then, thinly slice the remaining half of the orange, and arrange the slices over the glaze, covering the ham. This will give a gorgeous contrast to the burnished crust of the ham and will reinforce the citrus flavor of the glaze.
Increase the temperature of the oven to 220 °C. Bake the ham, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Brush with the remaining glaze, and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until golden brown. Let the ham rest for 15 to 30 minutes before slicing. Top with orange slices, and serve.
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