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12 best Christmas ham recipes

Make a spectacular main for a sensational feast.
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Look for a main course with a wow factor? Here, we’ve rounded up 12 ways with Christmas ham for a memorable lunch or dinner. 

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1. Pineapple chipotle-glazed ham

Pineapple chipotle glazed ham
(Credit: Andre Martin) (Credit: Andre Martin)

Made with a honey and cola glaze, spiced with chipotle and decorated with canned pineapple and cloves, you’ll love this ham as a delicious update on the traditional original. 

2. Festive glazed ham

Festive glazed ham

Adorned with a bouquet of bay leaves, rosemary and sage, this quince-glazed ham will take centre stage in your Christmas spread – just watch it disappear!

3. Cherry spiced rum and rosemary glazed ham 

Cherry spiced rum and rosemary glazed ham

Move over honey, cherry is taking centre stage for glaze! Feed and please your crowd with this juicy-spicy, fruit ham. 

4. Christmas fig-glazed ham

Fig-glazed-Christmas-ham

Forget the traditional mustard and maple glaze – this recipe uses fig and is fabulous! Learn how to make the ultimate Christmas ham and store the leftovers correctly.

5. Cranberry and lime glazed Christmas ham and wreath salad

Cranberry and lime glazed Christmas ham and wreath salad

Glaze your ham with this zesty cranberry, apricot and chilli glaze for an unforgettable flavour hit!

6. Spiced apricot, almond and sherry-baked ham

Spiced apricot, almond and sherry-baked ham

Serve up this wow-worthy glazed ham with stone fruits, truss tomatoes and fresh herbs.

7. Caribbean-style jerk ham with chargrilled pineapple, mint and rum salsa

Caribbean-style jerk ham with chargrilled pineapple, mint and rum salsa

Glazed with spices and served with zesty salsa, this tropical jerk ham is a taste of the Caribbean that’s right at home Down Under.

8. Honey-glazed half leg ham with vinegar-glazed vegetables

Honey-glazed half leg ham with vinegar-glazed vegetables

For most families a half leg ham is plenty enough for Christmas, and this easy celebration recipe is the ideal centrepiece for your festive table.

9. Sticky maple, chilli and macadamia glazed ham

Sticky maple, chilli and macadamia glazed ham

Give your juicy Christmas ham delicious Aussie style with a coating of sticky macadamias your guests will go absolutely nuts for.

10. Pineapple covered ginger beer glazed ham

Pineapple covered ginger beer glazed ham

Sticky and sweet in all the best ways with a flavour infusion of pineapple, golden syrup and ginger beer, this juicy ham will have all your guests begging to take leftovers home.

11. Toffee apple-glazed ham and creamy Hassleback sweet potatoes

apple-glazed-ham-hasselback-potatoes

The ultimate centrepiece of Christmas, upgrade your ham this year to a glossy apple-layered version to win over guests and receive all the oohs and ahhs!

12. Glazed ham with peach chutney

glazed christmas ham

A smaller cut of ham is often more than enough for most festive feasts (plus easier to fit in the oven!). Making your own chutney with pantry staples is a clever way to have a fancy condiment minus the price tag.

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