Gluten Free Christmas Ham

Christmas Ham

For a mouth-watering main meal why not try this sumptuous Christmas ham with all the trimmings? It will most certainly be enjoyed by all. The wonderful thing about this dish is that it’s so super easy to prepare and looks stunning when you serve it on a wide white platter dish accompanied by seasonal apple cider vinegar roasted vegetables. Decorate with a Christmassy tartan ribbon bound around fresh rosemary for a visually elegant feast.

Gluten Free Glazed Christmas Ham with Rosemary

Serves 8

What you’ll need:

  • 1 large leg of ham on the bone
  • 6 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 1 packet whole cloves
  • Filtered water for baking
  • 1 TBS peppercorns
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Rosemary for decoration


  • 1 tsp stevia powder or to taste
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 TBS sugar-free seeded mustard
  • 4 tablespoons ripe fresh apricots or peaches smashed (optional)


Preheat Oven to 160 Celsius

Remove the skin from the leg of ham place your finger between the rind and the fat, and move back and forth while gently removing the skin with your other hand

Score the ham in a criss-cross diamond pattern with a knife just cutting into the fat 2cm apart

Place the cloves into the diamond points in the ham and sprinkle with peppercorns, and sea salt

Now it’s time to make the glaze, place apricots, mustard, ACV, cinnamon and stevia into a small saucepan and whisk over a high heat, bringing it to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes to reduce the glaze. The consistency should be like syrup.  Remove from heat

Place the ham on a roasting dish grate with 1 inch of water beneath it in the pan and spoon the glaze over the top of the ham

Place in the oven and bake for 2 ½ hours basting every half an hour

After 1 ½ hours place whole unpeeled garlic into baking dish

Remove when golden brown let sit and cool then decorate with fresh rosemary

Merry Christmas!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sophie
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 20:06:54

    Your Christmas ham looks so delectable & tasty!! It is huge!


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