Honey Glazed Ham & Fresh Parsley Sauce

Created Oliver Dunne of Michelin Star Bon Appetit Restaurant, Malahide, Co Dublin


  • 1x2.5kg Ham
  • 20 Cloves
  • 30ml Treacle
  • 30ml Golden Syrup
  • 400ml Honey
  • 150g Avonmore butter
  • 3/4 Pint Avonmore Milk
  • 25g Avonmore Butter
  • 25g Flour
  • 1 Veg Stock Cube
  • 1 Bunch Flat Parsley


  1. Prepare the ham by scoring the surface with a sharp knife. Stud the ham with the cloves spaced apart evenly. Line a baking tray with tinfoil to avoid unnecessary mess.
  2. For the glaze simply mix all the remaining ingredients together and warm up in a small pot.
  3. Glaze the ham liberally and bake in a pre-heated oven @ 165˚C for 1hr 15mins basting every 10mins with the remaining warm glaze.
  4. For the last 5 minutes of baking turn on the grill & allow the glaze to colour evenly.
  5. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 5 minutes & serve.
  6. To make the parsley sauce – simply heat up the milk in the microwave to just before boiling point. In a small saucepan melt the butter, add the flour and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes over a low heat. Gradually add the hot milk whisking continuously until it reaches a nice sauce consistency. Crumble in the stock cube and season with salt & freshly ground pepper to taste. Keep the sauce warm and just before serving add the freshly chopped flat parsley.


4.00 avg. rating (74% score) - 1 vote

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