Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hrs, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
393
protein
38.2g
carbs
13.6g
fat
20.4g
saturates
6.7g
fibre
0.3g
sugar
12.7g
salt
5g

Ingredients

  • 2kg unsmoked boneless gammon joint
  • 2l cola (not diet)
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tbsp peppercorn
  • 1 bay leaf

For the glaze

  • 150ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • pinch of ground cloves or five-spice

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Method

  1. Put the gammon in a large pan and cover with cola. Add the carrot, onion, celery, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer for around 2 1/2 hrs, topping up with boiling water if necessary to keep the gammon fully covered.
  2. Carefully pour the liquid away, then let the ham cool a little while you heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Lift the ham into a roasting tin, then cut away the skin leaving behind an even layer of fat. Score the fat all over in a criss-cross pattern.
  3. Mix the glaze ingredients in a jug. Pour half over the fat, roast for 15 mins, then pour over the rest and return to the oven for another 30 mins, baste half way through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 mins, then spoon more glaze over the top. Can be roasted on the day or up to 2 days ahead and served cold.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, December 2012

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lizleicester's picture
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Did this with a smoked gammon joint so I boiled it in plain water first, then re-boiled it with the coke and vegetables. I used honey instead of maple syrup and a pinch of ground cloves added to the tasty glaze (although I didn't cool the ham before glazing so most of it slid off - but it was still lovely).

bottle-blond's picture

Fantastic~ my lot don't like Gammon until I did this although I used mustard instead of maple syrup and left out the 5 spices.
The most tender piece of gammon I've ever tasted and so simple to do .

jenfeathers's picture
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Made this yesterday, it was delicious - no chance of any leftovers for sandwiches today! However be warned......we ate this as a family meal, my three year old went to bed as usual then woke unusually at around midnight for no known reason and was absolutely buzzing for three hours talking and singing....I can only put this down to the caffeine/sugar that was absorbed in the meat cooking in the coke. I feel a bit daft that I didn't consider this in advance but I definitely won't be sharing it with her next time I make it! Nightmare!

lavervira's picture
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We just enjoyed this recipe. Beautifully moist ham, glaze is lovely. Will definitely have this again.

supermartman's picture
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Allie, created ham in coke for me last night and it was magnificent. Full of flavour and cooked to perfection, yum, yum. The ham was served with cauliflower cheese and Ward's special roasted new potatoes, pure genius. 11 gold stars. If I'm lucky, I may get seconds. Happy New Year.

angelalambert's picture
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This was extremely moist and all my guests thought the glaze was fantastic.

zempants's picture
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Very nice and really easy, will be a Christmas regular.

milliemunro's picture

This has got to be a winner on anyones table. I made it for the first time yesterday, and it is a dream, so tender and extremely tasty. I will certainly be doing this on a regular basis. The cola gives it a rich red look and with the glaze on top, it just looks divine. So very easy indeed

libbers's picture

Absolutely gorgeous! I added a tablespoon of marmalade to the glazer and studded the ham with cloves instead of using the spices. Can't leave it alone. not much left. Great for opening the fridge and pulling a bit off!

isabella14's picture
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This is a great recipe I have made this but got lots left as only the two of us and a little one, any ideas for the left overs had the inevitable gammon and mustard butties today again!! Looking for other ideas ??

lorriloo's picture
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This is beautiful. Started this morning and basted a few extra times to make an extra sticky glaze. Like everyone else I had to have a taster sliced and my goodness. There may not be any left for when my other half gets home.

siandora's picture
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This made Christmas day that extra bit special. Great recipe. Not technically tricky, however quite time consuming but definitely well worth the effort.

pat1957's picture
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Made this for christmas eve in the slow cooker so lovely.

kazdav's picture

going to make this tomorrow but you guys need to read the recipe again. It calls for 5 spice not star anise.

beckys3's picture
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Did this today for family. Really pleased with it and would definitely do it again!

ingevdh's picture
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I had a 1.25 kg joint and boiled it for 1.5 hours. Then in the oven for the prescribed time (15 min + 30 min). It was lovely! More popular than the turkey on Christmas day. Went well with the homemade cranberry sauce and apple chutney (see "Slow-roast pork rolls with apple chilli chutney" on this site).

angelelidi's picture

Absolutely delicious, so easy to make and had planned to have some this evening and more on the big day (tomorrow), but it hasnt lasted that long. Will definately be making again.

sarahb07's picture

I have 2 joints at kg each, should i cook for same time as 1 x 2kg joint ? Am simmering at moment . Please help be greatly appreciated

russell42's picture

A great recipe I have just made this for boxing day ,Yum Yum

gemcheat's picture
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Amazingly good! Made in advance for the big day but had a good old sample, yum. Used honey instead of maple syrup and left out cloves/star anise.

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