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Honey Glazed Bacon    HT  MC  British    90mins plus soaking

Serves 4    Hot   Pork  Fruit  Roast  Main Course  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless  Britain  Europe



1kg/ 2 lb Bacon Joint, Collar or Gammon

2 Bay Leaves

Whole Peppercorns

Whole Cloves

3 tbsp Soft Brown Sugar

2 tbsp Clear Honey

2 Large Apples

50g/2oz Butter




1. Place the bacon in a large saucepan or bowl, cover with water and leave to soak for 12 hours.


2. Put the bacon into a large saucepan, cover with fresh water, add the bay leaves and whole peppercorns and bring to the boil. Remove any scum then reduce heat and simmer very gently for 1 hour.


3. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4.


4. Remove the bacon from the pan and allow to cool slightly. Remove the rind and score the fat with a knife creating a diamond pattern. Place a clove in the centre of each diamond.


5. Very gently heat the honey and sugar until melted and brush over the surface of the bacon. Place the bacon in a roasting tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, basting frequently. Be careful not to allow the glaze to burn.


6.  5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, peel, core and cut the apples into 6mm/¼ inch slices. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the apple rings on both sides until golden.


7. Serve the bacon on a large platter surrounded by the apple rings.

A good alternative at Christmas or Easter.

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