Mānuka Honey Glazed Ham Three Ways For Christmas

16/12/2020

Mānuka Honey Glazed Ham Three Ways For Christmas

If you’re making a Christmas ham this year, make it a little bit sweeter and better for you with our Mānuka Honey UMF 5+, which is perfect for all of your culinary needs this festive season (and beyond!).

We teamed up withNutritionist, Recipe Developer and Hospitality Consultant Jacqui Toumbas from @jacquitoumbas to create three different glaze options for your Christmas ham, all inspired by our Mānuka honey!

Check out the incredible flavour combinations and recipes below, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram if you recreate one of these recipes!

GLAZE 1 Honey & fig glaze with Macadamia crust

  • 4 fresh figs - peeled
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 300g macadamia nuts

Combine the peeled figs, hot water, Comvita Manuka honey and brandy in a blender and blend till smooth - set aside.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Prepare the ham. Remove the rind from the ham, be careful not to remove any fat. Carefully score the fat. Place the ham on a large lined tray and coat generously with the fig mixture.

Place the ham in the oven for 60 minutes, this time is dependent on the size of your ham. Set a timer for 10 minute intervals to re-coat the ham with the glaze.

Meanwhile prepare the macadamia crust. Combine the macadamia nuts, ground ginger, allspice & nutmeg in a blender. Blend till a crumble forms.

At the 40 minute mark, remove the ham from the oven, glaze with fig mixture and then coat in the macadamia crust. This should stick to the ham with the stickiness of the glaze.

Place back in the oven for the last 20 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure it does not burn, but the coat becomes golden.

Macadamia Glaze

GLAZE 2 Honey mustard glaze

  • ½ cup Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey
  • 1 heaped tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Whole cloves to stud the ham

Combine the Comvita Manuka Honey, dijon mustard, brown sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat on low till combined and smooth.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Prepare the ham. Remove the rind from the ham, be careful not to remove any fat.

Carefully score the fat to create diamond shapes. Place the ham on a large lined tray and stud the centres of the diamonds with cloves. Generously coat with the honey mustard glaze.

Place the ham in the oven for 60 minutes, this time is dependent on the size of your ham. Set a timer for 20 minute intervals to re-coat the ham with the glaze.

Mustard Glaze

GLAZE 3 Honey mango sticky glaze

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 large mangoes, ripe
  • ¾ cup Comvita 5+ Manuka Honey
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Place the whole cloves and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and heat on medium for 3 minutes or till aromatic. Combine the mango flesh, honey allspice, nutmeg & ½ cup water in the saucepan and simmer on low for about 10 minutes till the mango becomes soft.

Once the mango is soft, remove the whole spices from the mixture and blend the mango honey mixture till smooth.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Prepare the ham. Remove the rind from the ham, be careful not to remove any fat. Carefully score the fat. Place the ham on a large lined tray and coat generously with the honey mango mixture.

Place the ham in the oven for 60 minutes, this time is dependent on the size of your ham. Set a timer for 20 minute intervals to re-coat the ham with the glaze.

Mango glaze

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