Serves 8-12

Prep Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 38 mins

INGREDIENTS

15 lbs – Bone-in leg ham

5-6 – Passion Fruit

¾ cup – Honey

2 cups – Pineapple or Passion Fruit juice

 

STEPS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wrap the ham completely in two to three layers of foil
  3. Place in a baking dish half filled with water and warm in the oven; 10 minutes per pound
  4. In a sauce pan, combine the passion fruit, juice and honey. Bring to boil
  5. Once sauce starts to boil, immediately remove from the heat
  6. Strain the liquid and pulp from the seeds, and then discard the seeds
  7. Once the ham has warmed all the way through, peel away the skin and carve off some of the fat leaving an even layer of fat protecting the meat
  8. Score the layer of fat to create a diamond pattern
  9. Pour half of the passion fruit mixture all over the ham
  10. Place the ham back in the oven uncovered at 470 degrees and roast until golden brown and crispy, the sauce will also caramelize. This should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes
  11. In the last 10 minutes of browning, pour over the remaining passion fruit mixture and baste
  12. Remove ham from the oven when golden and serve

TIPS

  1. Make sure the ham is completely defrosted before warming
  2. A 15-pound leg ham will take about two and a half hours to warm all the way through to the centre
  3. Continually baste the ham while it is browning with the drippings in the pan
  4. It is also recommended that you rotate the ham a few times in the oven for even browning
  5. Passion fruit seeds can be bitter, so make sure to strain from the sauce thoroughly