Maple-and-beer-glazed ham
Maple-and-beer-glazed ham

Maple-and-beer-glazed ham

Preparation 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 and more


  • 1 toupie ham, boneless, about 2.5 to 3 kg (5 to 6 lb)
  • 1 onion, coarsely diced
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • A few cloves
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) dry mustard
  • Cold water to cover the ham


  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) maple syrup
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) prepared mustard
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) ground cloves or several whole cloves
  • 1 dark beer (341 ml)

Decoration (optional):

  • A handful of cloves


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the glaze ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a large cooking pot, place the ham. 
  3. Add all the other ingredients, cover with water and bring to a boil.  
  4. Cover and simmer for 60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  6. Remove the ham from the cooking liquid and place it in a roasting pan.
  7. Keep the cooking liquid. Remove the rind.
  8. Score the fat on the ham in a criss-cross pattern with the tip of a knife to create a diamond pattern.
  9. If you are using them, stick a whole clove in each diamond of scored fat.  
  10. Top the ham with 3/4 of the glaze.
  11. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.
  12. Moisten the ham from time to time with the glaze at the bottom of the roasting pan.
  13. If the glaze turns too syrupy, add a bit of cooking liquid.  
  14. Turn up the oven heat to 190°C (375°F). Top the ham with the rest of the glaze. Finish cooking for 15 to 20 minutes for a well-glazed ham.
  15. Serve with boiled potatoes and steamed vegetables or a green salad.
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