Caramel Walnut Glazed Christmas Ham

You will need

10lb (4.5 kg) spiral ham
300g brown sugar
175ml mulled apple cider
35g crushed ginger snaps
100g California walnut pieces


1. First, toast the walnut pieces in a large, dry pan over a medium-high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned. Place to one side.

2. Cook your ham as per the instructions found on the label [or for 13 to 15 minutes per pound in a 190°C oven].

3. Ten minutes prior to serving the ham, place a saucepan over a high heat and add the brown sugar and apple cider. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer until it forms into a thick syrup - for about 6 to 8 minutes.

4. Remove from the heat and add the ginger snaps and walnuts to the syrup.

5. Remove the ham from the oven and place onto a platter; pour the syrup over ham, slice and serve.

Recipe courtesy of California Walnuts