Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon

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.

Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon

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.

Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon

Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
8 hrs 32 mins

Bake your Christmas ham in your slow cooker

Course: Main Course
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. About half an hour from the end, preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  3. 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.
  4. Pat dry the fat on top of the gammon using kitchen roll, then score it in a diamond pattern using a sharp knife.
  5. Pour the maple syrup on top of the gammon.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


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Slow cooker maple-glazed gammon (ham) - a great recipe for the festive season

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Can you believe, I have NEVER cooked a ham. Love the idea of simple maple syrup glaze. Thanks for sharing my tandoori lamb too!

Fuss Free Helen

I love slow cooked joints of meat, the result is always so flavour packed and tender.

Oh Lucy this looks delicious – I think you made me drool a little. Ive cooked lots of hams over the years but a maple glaze sounds amazing!

Nice recipe! Though I’d prefer to bend over and check this delight once in a while! I love the smell coming from these recipes! Think I’ll make this once on my BBQ! Nice recipe thanks for sharing.

Greetz Simon

I had to google what a “gammon” was, lol. #YankeeProblems

This maple glaze sounds amazing! Plus I now know what a gammon is 😉


I think this gammon looks wonderful. The ingredients are simple but I am sure the perfect glaze. Thanks for sharing.

That maple glaze looks and sounds incredible! I do love me some gammon! 🙂


Wow look at the color on that gammon? This looks great and I bet it’s tasty.

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This was so nice don’t like gammon bu loved this everyone ate it all will do again