English Ham

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Penny Stettinius

This is an excellent dish for Sunday lunch. Serve with steamed potatoes.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub the ham with a mixture of bay leaves and thyme.
  3. Chop the vegetables and sauté them gently in butter with the sugar, a little thyme and a bay leaf until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add 1/2 cup Madeira and let it evaporate almost completely.
  5. Place the ham in a roasting pan and cover with the vegetable mixture, drizzle with melted butter, cover and cook in the preheated 400° F oven for 20-25 minutes per pound.
  6. Remove the ham from the oven and transfer to a serving platter,reserve the vegetables.
  7. Degrease the cooking juices and pour them into a small saucepan; you should have about 1 cup; if not, add some water or stock; add the remaining 1/2 cup Madeira.
  8. Reduce slightly; liquefy with the vegetables in a blender and pour over the ham.

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