Spiced Maple Picnic Ham

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cook Time Per Pound 10 minutes


  • 1 Caribbean Passion picnic ham (or your favourite ham)
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup star anise
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • cloves
  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove all the packaging and nets from the ham.
  • Wrap the ham in several layers of foil and place in a baking pan. Fill the baking dish with water.
  • Place ham in the oven to warm, 10 mins per pound (6-8 mins for a boneless ham).
  • Make the spice mix by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, star anise, and allspice
  • In a saucepan, add brown sugar, maple syrup, and spice mix. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 mins and remove from the heat.
  • Remove ham from oven, discard water and remove foil.
  • Peel away the skin and carve off the desired amount of fat. Using a sharp knife, score the fat score the fat diagonally.
  • Stick a single clove into the center of each diamond. Pour spiced syrup over the top of the ham.
  • Increase oven temperature to 475°F – 500°F. Add the ham, occasionally basting until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven when it has reached the desired colour, allow to rest before carving.


  • Make sure the star anise is not on the top of the ham when it goes back into the 450°F oven, or it will burn; it should be in the sauce in the baking pan.

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating