This could be the world’s best Christmas ham baste

Dec 23, 2021
Beautiful glazed Christmas ham: Getty

Have you got your Christmas ham ready but are looking for an amazing baste to glaze it with as it hits the oven and then have as a sauce on the Christmas table? Look no further: this is the world’s best as declared by our Founder, Bec Wilson’s entire family!

Your guests will be begging for more of that sticky sweet, savoury glazed ham, and so will you.


  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (smoky would be best)
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • splash of tabasco
  • 2 tbs brown sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tbs yellow mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F | 150°C and arrange a rack in the lower third. Remove any plastic packaging or netting from the ham. Trim away the rind and discard. Set the ham aside to rest at room temperature for 1-2 hours
  2. Mix all ingredients and baste all over scored ham, prepared in your favourite way (cloves, glazed cherries, pineapple).
  3. Keep basting throughout cooking timebof 1 hour, 15 minutes.  Baste every 15 minutes.
  4. When ham is warmed through, pour off sauce into gravy boat and pop on to the centre of the Christmas table.


VOILA! Delicious!


Do you cook your Christmas ham for serving on Christmas day?

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