juniper, blackcurrant and vincotto glazed ham

  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries 
  • 6 cups (1.5 litres) apple and blackcurrant juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 
  • 1 sprig bay leaves
  • 1 sprig rosemary 
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 2 cups (350g) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) vincotto
  • 6kg ham, rind removed+

 

  1. Place the juniper berries, juice, mustard, bay leaves, rosemary, garlic, sugar and vincotto in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the ham, top-side down, in a large, deep-sided oven tray, pour over the glaze and cook for 20 minutes. Turn and cook, basting every 10 minutes, for a further 20 minutes. Serve the ham with the glaze. Serves 12.

+ Use a sharp knife to score the skin around the hock before using your fingers to remove the skin from the ham.

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