Brown Sugar and Passion Fruit Glazed Ham Recipe

Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham shared a few ham tips with Food and included his brown sugar and passion fruit glazed ham recipe for a tasty measure.

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6 lbs smoked ham leg bone-in
Passion fruit pulp (juice) or pineapple juice
Passion Fruit Glazed
0.6666 cup brown sugar (2/3 cup)
4 slices fresh ginger
5 passion fruit (halved)
3 small oranges (juiced)
0.25 cup dark rum



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove all packaging materials, including the mesh and place the ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
Add 3 cups of water to a pan and cover tightly with aluminium foil and steam for 45 minutes.
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For the glaze

Scoop passion fruit pulp or pineapple juice into a measuring jug (you’ll need 3/4 cup pulp). Squeeze juice from one orange. Stir pulp or juice, 1/2 cup orange juice, sugar, ginger, and rum in a small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and strain, pressing firmly with the back of a spoon to extract one cup of liquid.
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Remove skin and excess fat. Use a sharp knife, cut slits in a cross-check pattern, add cloves as you like, and brush with a little passion fruit glaze.
Return to the oven. Heat 20 to 25 minutes per pound. Glaze every 15 minutes, or until golden and enjoy.
Mark as complete


If you don’t have passion fruit, then you can use the traditional pineapple or any flavoured marmalade, jams or jelly, even pepper jelly, of your choosing to add some sweetness. Chef Cunningham strongly recommends that you get creative and festive with it!

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