Mustard-Glazed Christmas Ham

  • Serves

    serves 12


(Senapsgriljerad Julskinka)
This is how the Swedes do Christmas ham.


  • 1 (9-lb.) corned ham
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 white peppercorns
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled
  • 18 cloves
  • 12 cup mild Swedish mustard
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. fine bread crumbs


Step 1

Place a ham in a large pot. Add carrots, celery ribs, bay leaves, peppercorns, and onions, each studded with 6 cloves. Cover with water, cover pot, and simmer over low heat, skimming occasionally, for 3 hours.

Step 2

Remove ham from broth (reserve broth for dip-in-pot) and place on a cutting board. Cut away and discard rind. Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 3

Combine mustard, egg yolks, and honey in a bowl and mix well. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Glaze top of ham and bake for 25 minutes. Increase heat to 400° and cook, basting with glaze, for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until golden, 15 minutes. Cool, then slice. Serve with coarse mustard.