Method:

  • Heat honey in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until dark golden, then add orange juice and rind, mustard and cloves and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Remove skin from ham and discard.
  • Score fat in a crisscross pattern, stud with remaining cloves in the centre of each diamond.
  • Place ham on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Half fill roasting pan with water and brush ham liberally with glaze.
  • Roast, basting frequently with remaining glaze, for 1 hour, or until golden.
  • Note: Mustard fruit, also called mostarda di Cremona, is candied fruit preserved with mustard oil, available from gourmet food stores.