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Low Syn Honey and Mustard Glazed Gammon Joint

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Adjust Servings:
2kg Gammon
2 halved Onion
2 stalks Celery chopped 2" thick
2 Carrot chopped 2" thick
4 Bay leaves
12 black Peppercorns
The glaze
4 tbsp Honey runny honey
4 tbsp English Mustard

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Low Syn Honey and Mustard Glazed Gammon Joint

  • 1.5 syns per serving
  • 3 hours + cooling
  • Serves 8
  • Easy


  • The glaze



My all time favourite Low Syn Honey and Mustard Glazed Gammon Joint

Christmas for me always starts with the aromas of warm ham, slowly baking in the oven, Christmas songs on the radio and a cheeky vino in one hand!

Honey and Mustard glazed gammon Joint
This honey and mustard glazed gammon joint is simply crowd pleasing, yet still super simple. I like to get a pretty large joint as it will last over the Christmas period, but just make sure it’s a suitable size for your roasting dish or casserole dish.

Cooking Tip
Gammon cooking time: Simmer 20 minutes per 500g/1lb 2oz

If the gammon is to be served cold, remove the joint from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes.

I always use a casserole dish, I love the solid heavy weight of the pan, they can be a little expensive but are a investment, definitely not a dish that will ever need replacing.

I brought mine a good few years ago now and being a heavy cast iron pan it perfect on any hob type, I’ve used mine on both my old gas hob and my new induction hob (just be careful not to drop it, it is heavy!) If you don’t have a casserole dish in your kitchen and are looking for a new purchase here is my top 3, all can be brought on amazon, so delivered straight to your door without having to lug it back from the supermarket.

Top 3 Casserole Dishes

No.1 Le Creuset Signature Enamelled Cast Iron Casserole Dish

Top of this list just has to be this 8.4ltr Le Creuset Cast Iron Dish serving 8-10 people, now the price tag is right up their but these dishes are an investment, they can be handed down through generations that are that good! This can be purchased online at amazon or any good home store.

No.2 ProCook Cast Iron Casserole Dish – 30cm / 6.2L – Graduated Turquoise – Oval Induction Casserole with Tough Enamel Coating

Another super sturdy cast iron casserole dish and at only £69.00 from amazon (at the time of publish) a bit of a bargain. Also backed by a 25 year guarantee so you can be sure you are investing wisely! Take a look only at amazon for this ProCook dish

No3.Royalford Cast Iron Casserole Dish | 26cm | 6.2 L

A premium casserole dish with a small price tag – Releasing heat steadily and evenly, the cast iron casserole dish is perfect for slowly cooking stews, ragouts, cassoulets and this Honey and Mustard Glazed Gammon Joint. You can also use it to bake gratins, souffles and bread, or even roast fish, poultry and joints of meat. Safe for all type of hobs and oven safe up to 260 degrees.

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Place the gammon joint into a large lidded casserole dish, the onions, carrots, celery, bay and peppercorns add cover with cold water, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer the gammon and vegetables gently for 20 minutes per 500g/1lb 2oz.

(If your pan is not quite large enough to cover the joint completely, turn the gammon over halfway through the cooking time.)


Remove the gammon from the water and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.


Use a small knife to remove the rind from the gammon joint, removing/leaving (okay so you can decide to leave the fat on for guests removing it later for yourself, or remove it all here, I'll leave that to you) as much of the fat as possible. Score the fat/or top in a diamond pattern.


The glaze

Mix the honey and mustard together and brush half of it evenly over the gammon, including one side of the joint. Roast in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes, then reglaze with the remaining mixture. Return the gammon to the oven for a further 10– 15 minutes, rotate if browning more towards the back of the oven.


The gammon is ready when the fat/glaze on top is glossy and golden brown. Cover loosely with foil if the top begins to look too brown. Remove the gammon from the oven and set aside to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Delicious hot or cold, a true Christmas treat!

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