This glazed leg of lamb recipe was what I prepared for our Christmas dinner. We just couldn’t see having turkey again so soon after Thanksgiving. Lamb seemed a good compromise, and the result was fabulous.

The recipe is easy enough to prepare. The trick is to cook the lamb in a slow over. So, you need patience for this one. Once its done, you’ll sing it’s praises.  We served the lamb with rice and   pigeon peas (see post of 12/01/14).but smashed potatoes and any other good vegetable will do. We garnished the lamb with carrots and quartered onions baked and drizzle with butter during the last 30 minutes of roasting the lamb. Anyway you do it, it’s gonna be a special dish for a special occasion, or whenever you want to impress friends and family.



1 leg of lamb
3 cloves garlic, cut into small slivers
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Olive oil
½ cup apple jelly
½ teaspoon rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon  juice


  1. Day before cooking wash lamb and pat dry with paper towels. Make slits on the lamb and insert with garlic slivers. Brush with olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil, and place in refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  2. Next day, Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Season lamb thoroughly with salt, pepper and oregano. Pace in rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast 30 to 35 minutes per pound  or until meat thermometer resisters 175 degrees for medium-done,
  4. Meanwhile, combine jelly, rosemary and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until jelly melts. Brush on lamb last during hour of roasting time.
    Yield: 6 or more servings.