Pomegranate and Apple-glazed Ham
5kg ham on the bone, at room temperature
4 apples, peeled and halved
Pomegranate and Apple Glaze
2 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
250ml apple juice
200g brown sugar
4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Prepare pomegranate and apple glaze: Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 1–2mins until sugar is melted and glaze is emulsified. Set aside.
- Use a small sharp knife cut through the rind 10cm from the bone, gently lift and remove the rind with your fingers.
- Using a sharp knife, gently score the fat in a criss cross motion, being careful not to cut too deeply into ham, or the fat will spread apart during cooking.
- Brush ham with glaze and place it on a rack in a roasting pan. Add apples and water. Cover bone-end of ham with aluminium foil and bake for 1½hrs, brushing with glaze regularly throughout.
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