Somerset glazed ham

Serves 6
1 unwaxed orange
400ml cider
50g sugar
4 tbsp. honey
1 cinnamon stick
1.5kg smoked ham joint
Whole cloves

Remove the orange peel in thin strips with a zester. Boil the orange zest together with 200ml of cider, and the sugar, honey and cinnamon. Simmer for 10min until the liquid becomes syrupy. Pat the meat dry and cut diamond shape grooves into the rind. Then push the cloves in all over the rind. Put the joint onto a roasting tray and pour on the remaining 200ml cider. Cook in a preheated oven (175°C/gas 4) for about 2 hours. Brush the ham every 30min with the syrup, until it has all gone. Serve the ham garnished with parsley.

Other Boxing Day recipes from the Christmas 2012 issue include:

• Watercress soup
• Irish champ
• Baked onions
• Jewelled fruit cake