Slow cooker gammon with honey and brown sugar glaze

    9 hours 20 min

    Succulent, melt in your mouth awesomeness...few simple ingredients slowly cooked to perfection. A recipe inspired by many Sunday dinners trying new ways to get the perfect gammon, now tweaked to my own family's tastes. I hope your family enjoys as much as mine.


    Angus, Scotland, UK
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    Serves: 12 

    • 220g dark brown sugar, divided
    • 1 (3.5kg) gammon joint
    • 25g whole cloves
    • 235ml pineapple juice
    • 120g honey
    • juice of 2 oranges

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:9hr  ›  Ready in:9hr20min 

    1. Preheat the slow cooker to Low.
    2. Place half of the brown sugar at the bottom of the slow cooker and rub the rest over the gammon.
    3. Cook the gammon in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high until the meat is an even pink colour throughout and has an internal temperature of 65 degrees.
    4. Once the time is up, remove the gammon from the slow cooker and slice to desired thickness and place in a roasting dish and dot with the whole cloves.
    5. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 3.
    6. In a saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, remaining brown sugar, honey and orange juice. Simmer over a medium heat stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes then pour the glaze over the gammon.
    7. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, remove early if the sliced gammon shows any signs of toughening up). Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


    Pineapple slices can be added to the sliced gammon before the glaze is poured on and bake according to instructions.

    Soaking the gammon

    It is down to personal taste, but you may wish to soak the gammon overnight in tap water to remove any excess salt.

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    220g of brown sugar divided into two, set aside 110g of the sugar for later use. Use the other 110g of sugar, again split 55g of sugar spread at the bottom of the slow cooker the other 55g spread over the gammon. Once the gammon is cooked use the other 110g of sugar in the sauce to spread over gammon. I'm sorry I never made that clearer. I hope this helps.  -  08 Jan 2015


    The use of the sugar is unclear, the first part says use half on the bottom of the crock pot and the rest rubbed over the ham, but then later it wants the remaining sugar used in the sauce... The Ham was a bit too tender after the slow cooker for me, next time I would reduce the cooking time by an hour.  -  24 Dec 2014


    Was a a favorite a our Christmas dinner!! I added the cloves in the slow cooker abd worked out with eve nicer flavor...the recipe calls for a bigger gammon joint than I had so inhadvtovreduce the time in the slow cooker and oven. Worked out great!  -  27 Dec 2015