Recipes by Di Swann
1. Carefully run your fingers under the skin of the 100% New Zealand Pork Cooked Half Ham on the Bone and lift it away. Do this slowly so you finish with a smooth layer of fat that will glaze beautifully. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
2. Using a small sharp knife, cut ham fat layer into a criss-cross diamond pattern. Decorate the ham with whole cloves. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup Wattie’s Bit on the Side Absolutely Apple Sauce with first measure of ground cinnamon, mustard andbrown sugar, mix well.
3. Quarter and core apple, cut into thick slices, and arrange the apple slices around the shank end of the ham, securing with toothpicks. Brush the apple and ham liberally with the apple and cinnamon glaze.
4. To glaze and serve cold
: Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes, brushing with any remaining apple and cinnamon glaze.
To glaze and serve hot
: Cook at 160°C, allowing 20 minutes per kg. Brush with any remaining apple and cinnamon glaze every 15 minutes.
5. Combine the remaining Wattie’s Bit on the Side Absolutely Apple Sauce with second measure of cinnamon and mustard. Heat gently, do not boil, and serve on the side with the ham.