Bone-in Chinese Ham Recipe

The smoky taste pairs well with the flavors of the fruity compote.

Game to make your own ham for the holidays? For bold and intense flavor, choose bone-in, woodchip-smoked ham. The smoky taste pairs well with the equally assertive flavors of the fruity compote. Round it out with soft and mild kesong puti or Brie.

Bone-in Chinese Ham Recipe

Carina Guevara-Galang
The smoky taste pairs well with the flavors of the fruity compote.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 12


Bone-in Chinese Ham Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup dried figs chopped
  • 1/4 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1/3 Cup orange jam or marmalade
  • peel from 1 large orange
  • Salt
  • 3 kilos Chinese ham bone-in, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Make the compote: Soak dried figs and raisins in whiskey for 15 minutes. Transfer to a saucepan.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until syrupy. Reserve ¼ cup.
  • Place ham on a wire rack set on top of a baking tray. Brush ham with reserved compote.
  • Roast ham in the oven for 30 minutes. Wrap ham loosely with foil halfway through cooking to prevent the compote from scorching.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve with the rest of the sides.
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