Plum & Star Anise Glazed Bone-in Ham

Serves 12


  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup plum jam
  • 6 whole star anise
  • 12- to 14-pound bone-in ham
  • 1 cup water


Preheat oven to 300° F. Combine the sugar, jam and star anise (available in the supermarket spice aisle) in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.

Remove excess fat from ham; discard.

Pour the water into a roasting pan. Place the ham on a wire rack in the pan. Pour half the glaze over the ham and brush to coat. Bake for 30 minutes. Rotate the pan 180 degrees and cover with half of the remaining glaze. Bake for 30 minutes.

Brush the ham with the remaining glaze. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Set the ham aside for 15 minutes to rest before carving. Transfer to a serving platter.

Baking time: 70 minutes. Cooling time: 15 minutes. Heating time: 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 650 (10 Servings), Carbohydrates: 24 g (10 Servings), Protein: 111 g (10 Servings), Fat: 13 g (10 Servings), Cholesterol: 285 mg (10 Servings), Sodium: 3350 mg (10 Servings), Fiber: 0 g (10 Servings)


Recipe courtesy Chef John Fortin of the ROX Café in Newton, Mass.