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   Monday, September 21, 2020 

Jamaica Flag Caribbean Glazed Ham



Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours
Serves: 15-20
Country: Jamaica


  • 1 lb. (5 kgs) ham
  • 1 bottle marmalade
  • 2 tsps. grated orange rind
  • 2 cups fresh orange segments
  • 5 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 Tbsps. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 2 Tbsps. vinegar


  1. Bake ham in preheated oven at 180C / 350F, (15 minutes for each pound).
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, heat marmalade until it is of a syrupy consistency.
  3. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, remove marmalade from heat and blend in orange segments, banana slices and lime juice.
  4. Spoon mixture over ham 15 minutes before it is finished baking.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar and vinegar, brush this over ham. Bake ham for a further 15-20 minutes.


Serve with candied sweet potatoes and rice & peas.


Baked ham is one of the main items on a Christmas Day spread.

Half ham and leg ham may be baked using the same method.

See recipe for Candied Sweet Potatoes.

Variations: Left over ham may be used in salads and omelettes.


Candied Sweet Potatoes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8
Country: Jamaica


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsps. soft margarine
  • 3 Tbsps. brown sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 Tbsps. cornstarch, dissolved in water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C. Lightly grease 20cm 20cm 5 cm casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Boil potatoes in salted water, for about 5 minutes. Drain, set aside.
  3. Melt soft margarine, add sugar, orange juice, dissolved cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
  4. Place sweet potatoes and raisins in a casserole. Pour on liquid and sprinkle with cinnamon and bake until syrup is formed and potatoes cooked.


Serve with baked ham, turkey or other festive dish.


Sweet potato is a relative of the yam family.

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