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Limerick Ham Recipe

The juniper-berries make a change from the standard-issue cloves. And what's not to like about a gin-soaked main course?
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course, Pork


  • If the juniper berries are dried (as they are likely to be), soak them in advance to rehydrate them.
  • Start oven heating.
  • Score the ham deeply by making 1/2 inch (1 cm) slashes in it.
  • Press the juniper berries into the cuts.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients, and brush over the ham. Cover with foil, and bake, basting occasionally with the sauce.
  • Bake until skin is crispy and the ham reaches an internal temperature of 160 F (71 C), about 45 minutes.
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