How to Cook a Ham With a Honey, Mustard, and Marmalade Glaze

Updated on November 18, 2019
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Orange and Honey-Glazed Ham
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How Amazing Is Honey Glazed Ham?

A glazed ham is actually one of my favourite things about Christmas. I love the smell it fills the house with as it is cooking. I love the look of its sticky and shiny glaze, and of course, I love the taste! Honey-glazed ham is one of the best meats you can eat, I swear. I like it with roasted potatoes and some nice, green veggie, with a pile of salad and mayo, or in a nice sandwich; it's good no matter what.

That being said, a good glaze with a sweet but not to overpowering taste that properly permeates the meat can make a huge difference and take a basic honey-glazed ham to a whole new level. This recipe is for the glazed ham my mum made us this year: honey-mustard-and-whiskey-marmalade-glazed ham.

Mum thinks this recipe may have been a Mary Berry recipe she found in the Daily Mail, but she isn't sure. She writes them all in a big book so she doesn't keep the original printed recipes. There is a chance it was just a random one she found. Either way, it is totally yummy!

Please note: If the ham is salted, it will need to be soaked in cold water overnight before you start cooking it.

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3.6 stars from 17 ratings of Honey, Mustard and Marmalade Glazed Ham

Cook Time

Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours
Yields: Depends on the size of your ham!


  • 1 ham joint
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in to big chunks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 large bottle dry cider
  • 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons orange and whiskey marmalade, or plain marmalade if you rather
  • 3 tablespoons runny honey
  • Cloves, to stud


  1. If your ham is salted, then place it in a large pot and cover in cold water and set aside overnight. Then pour out the water and rinse the ham thoroughly.
  2. Place the ham, chopped veg, bay leaves, peppercorns and cider in a large pot. If the liquid doesn't cover the ham add water until it does.
  3. Slowly bring it to the boil then turn down to a simmer; then cook for the time given on the packet.
  4. Once cooked, remove the ham from the saucepan and discard the remaining liquid and veg.
  5. Cut all the skin off and score the meat in a diamond/check pattern. Then stud the meat with around a dozen cloves.
  6. Mix together the mustard, marmalade and honey till well combined. The original recipe uses an Orange and Whiskey Marmalade, but we used a plain orange marmalade, the choice is yours.
  7. Place the ham in a roasting tin and cover entirely with the honey, mustard mixture. Spread it all over the ham until it is entirely coated.
  8. Roast uncovered on 190C, Gas Mark 5 or 375F for 15-20 minuets
  9. Remove from the oven, set it aside for 5 minutes to allow it cool slightly, and the glaze to go sticky. Slice and enjoy however you please!


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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      @carol7777 It was pretty blinking yummy!

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      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds good enough to eat. seriously it looks gorgeous and delicious. Voting up and pinning.

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh no you can't have an unglazed ham at Christmas! This one is yummy I promise!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I miss having a Christmas spiral-cut ham. The traditional family ham served is always sweet with glaze. Many people here where I now live prefer the ham without a sweet glaze or fruit. I love your recipe and it reminds me of the ones we used to have back home.

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      It is really yummy with just the right amount if sweetness!

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      Sarah Campbell 

      7 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      That looks so delicious, I'm hungry just reading this hub!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      It was seriously yummy! sweet but not too much. But just the right amount of sticky glaze too!

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      Melissa Propp 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      We had a Christmas ham also this year. Love those! This glaze sounds really good. Now I'm ready for another ham.....yum!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      Lol I am indeed. Glad you like the recipe, it really doe taste amazing!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Stepping away from the fashion world, are we? :) I do love a good honey glazed ham. Thanks for the recipe my friend. I hope you are well and happy.


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