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Justin North’s glazed ham in a bag

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for glazed ham in a bag by Justin North.
Justin North: Glazed ham in a bag

Justin North: Glazed ham in a bag

William Meppem
3H 20M

“I love this ham recipe; it’s Mum’s. The smell takes me back to my childhood. I love the sticky, sweet flavours.” If you can’t find an oven bag large enough for the ham, place it on an oven tray and cover it tightly with foil.




1.Preheat oven to 160C. Whisk juice, agave syrup and mustard in a small bowl. Place ham in an oven bag, add spices and half the marinade, seal bag and roast until warmed through (2-2½ hours). Remove ham from bag and, when cool enough to handle, remove skin and score fat in a crosshatch pattern. Stud with extra cloves, baste with remaining marinade and juices and roast, basting occasionally, until glazed (30-40 minutes).

Agave syrup, which is made from the agave plant, is available from select delicatessens and health-food shops.

This recipe is from the December 2010 issue of


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