Transform an ordinary joint of gammon into something truly special! This slow cooker gammon is cooked in sweet apple juice and then basted with a honey and mustard glaze. Delicious!
Allow around 175-200g uncooked gammon per person for a generous portion – but I strongly suggest you make enough for leftovers!
- gammon joint – I used 0.75kg (1.6lb) but you can use a larger one and slightly adjust the cooking times (see notes)
- 1 large onion, sliced into 8–10 pieces
- 500ml / 2 cups apple juice (increase to up to 1l / 4 cups if you are using a larger piece of gammon)
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- Place the onion slices on the bottom of the slow cooker and then sit the gammon on top, fat side up.
- Pour the apple juice around the gammon and then cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
- Mix together the honey and mustard and place in the fridge until needed.
- When cooked, remove the gammon from the slow cooker and heat the oven to 200C/400F. Remove the thick skin from the top fo the fat, leaving behind a thin layer of fat. Score the top of the fat in a cross-hatch pattern and then brush over the honey and mustard glaze.
- Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the glaze has thickened and browned.
- Leave to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving and serving.
- You can use either smoked or unsmoked gammon, depending on your preference.
- If you are using a larger joint (over 1kg/2.2lb) then increase the cooking time for high by 1 hour and the cooking time for low by 2 hours
- You can use cider, stock, or even coke instead of the apple juice to give a slightly different taste profile.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 hours
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: British
- Serving Size: 1 (From 175g / 6oz meat)
- Calories: 330
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 5.5g
- Protein: 32g
Keywords: gammon, pork, meat, slow cooker, dinner, ham, easy