Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon
Great for your Christmas or New Year table, or for a Sunday roast all year round, slow cooker maple-glazed gammon is so easy to make and bound to be a hit with your family as it was with mine. No slaving over a hot oven for hours or checking water levels in a pan required here.
Cook the gammon your slow cooker and get on with other things (watching Christmas TV and eating too much if you are anything like me over Christmas – or now it’s January, going to the gym, naturally). Just half an hour in a hot oven at the end and you will have a golden gammon joint which is so tender inside from slow cooking in apple juice.
Bake your Christmas ham in your slow cooker
- 2 kg approx joint of unsmoked gammon (ham) serves approx 6-8 people with leftovers as ham
- 300 ml clear apple juice
- 50 ml amber pure maple syrup
Place the gammon in the slow cooker, pour the apple juice in the bottom, replace the lid, and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 5-6 hours.
About half an hour from the end, preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
When the cooking time has passed, carefully use two forks to remove the gammon from the slow cooker and place it in a baking tray. If the gammon has string on it, remove it now.
Pat dry the fat on top of the gammon using kitchen roll, then score it in a diamond pattern using a sharp knife.
Pour the maple syrup on top of the gammon.
Place the gammon on the baking tray in the oven and cook for half an hour, until golden. Baste occasionally with the cooking juices and maple syrup during cooking.
Remove from the oven, leave to rest for at least ten minutes (if you try to cut it straightaway it may shred rather than carve as it is so soft), and then carve.
For some more delicious roast ideas, take a look at these from fellow food bloggers:
- Tandoori leg of lamb from Kavey Eats
- Spring roast of Scotch beef with wild garlic pesto crust from Foodie Quine
- Pork roast with apples and cider gravy from Supper in the Suburbs
- Herby slow roast chicken from Gingey Bites
- Stuffed turkey breasts in blankets from Fab Food 4 All
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