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Black Forest Ham recipe

Black Forest Ham Recipe

This homemade Black Forest Ham recipe brings the authentic taste of the classic German cuisine into your kitchen with simple, easy-to-find ingredients.





  • Step 1.

    Make your curing mix by combining the brown sugar, salt, ground cloves, and juniper berries.
  • Step 2.

    Rub the ham with the curing mix, making sure to cover every spot.
  • Step 3.

    Place the ham in a large resealable bag and pour in any remaining curing mix.
  • Step 4.

    Seal the bag and place it in the fridge for 5 days, turning the bag over once a day.
  • Step 5.

    After 5 days, rinse off the curing mix and dry the ham thoroughly.
  • Step 6.

    Smoke the ham over cherry wood, at 225°F (around 107°C) for about 4 hours.
  • Step 7.

    Slice thinly and serve the black forest ham as you wish.


  1. 5 lbBoneless ham

  2. 1 cupBrown sugar

  3. 0.5 cupSalt

  4. 1 tbspGround cloves

  5. 2 tbspJuniper berries

  6. 1 Cherry wood for smoking

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