Christmas Pineapple Maple Mustard Glazed Ham – 槭树芥末火腿

Here’s a meaty dish to get the Christmas mood revving on! With a 2kg chunk of ham, this is an ideal thing to serve in an Xmas party. This recipe serves up to 10, and with minimal effort too.

Fusing the flavors of cinnamon, star anise and baked over a maple syrup, pineapple juice, and whole grain mustard glaze, you’ll have a baked ham that’s full flavor. The grilled pineapples slices that are caramelised with butter is the perfect match of the ham. A really simple to master recipe that’s great for parties!

In 2 hours you can have a hammilicious main for that Xmas feast, so get cooking!

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  • Servings: 10

  • Time: 2 hrs

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 2kg ham (smoked or unsmoked)

  2. 3 litres water

  3. 2 bay leaves

  4. 2 sticks cinnamon

  5. 4 star anise

  6. 10 cloves

  7. 1 can pineapple ring (can also use fresh pineapple)

  8. 50g butter

  9. Splash of dark rum (optional)

Pineapple maple mustard sauce:

  1. 150 ml maple syrup

  2. ¼ cup wholegrain mustard (adjust to taste)

  3. ½ cup pineapple juice

  4. Black pepper to taste

  5. ½ cup brown sugar (adjust to taste)

  6. 2-3 tbsp worcestershire sauce


  1. Add 2kg ham (smoked or unsmoked) to a pot with 3 litres of water

  2. Add 2 bay leaves, 2 sticks cinnamon 4 star anise and 10 cloves

  3. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour

  4. Once done remove ham from pot and transfer to roasting tray

  5. In a bowl mix 150 ml maple syrup, ¼ cup wholegrain mustard (adjust to taste), ½ cup pineapple juice, black pepper to taste, ½ cup brown sugar (adjust to taste) and 2-3 tbsp worcestershire sauce.

  6. Mix well and transfer to a sauce pot, let it cook until it thickens

  7. Pour ½ of the sauce over ham and spread evenly

  8. Bake in oven at 180°C for 40-45 minutes, brush with sauce mixture every 12 minutes

  9. In a pan melt 50g of butter, and lay out 1 can pineapple ring slices (sliced into halves)

  10. Brown the pineapple slices on both sides, add a splash of dark rum (optional) and light it on fire. Let the alcohol cook away and transfer the pineapples to serving dish

  11. Remove ham from oven and let it rest for 15 minutes

  12. Slice the ham and serve with remaining sauce and cooked pineapple slices

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