Crowes Farm Ham with Apple Glaze



Whole ham on the bone (approx 7 ½ lb/3.5kg)

2 x 500ml Kings Bay Pale Ale or Similar

1 Onion

1 Carrot

1 Cooking Apple, chopped

2 bay leaves

2 cloves garlic, chopped


High Bank orchard apple syrup

40 Cloves





Place the ham in a large heavy based saucepan, add the Pale Ale, the onion, carrots, bay leaf, garlic and cooking apple. Add enough water to cover the ham completely. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 2- 3 hours.   Remove from the heat and allow the ham to cool in the cooking liquor.


Remove the ham from the cooking liquor and using a sharp knife remove the rind leaving an even layer of fat. Score diamond shaped lines into the fat and stud the cloves into the layer of fat and put onto a baking tray.


Preheat the oven to 150F/300C/Gas Mark 2.


Brush the apple syrup over the ham and roast in the oven for 30 minutes until caramelised.


Rest the meat for an additional 30 minutes before slicing.