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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rachel5469's picture
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I made this yesterday and it was so delicious but I actually did it in my slow cooker and all my family loved it!

keeleyc's picture

How long and what setting did you have your slow cooker on? Thankyou in advance :-)

rachel24171's picture

I made this as a meat choice for Christmas Day...it was delicious and has been requested by my 10 year old son for a special family lunch next week. It's easy to do the day before you need it and keeps well if some left over too. The house smelt lovely whilst it was cooking!

mrshollands's picture
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This was just delicious!! Was so sad when it was all finished!

tonz1981's picture

I made this for a new years eve party and it went down a treat. Left it to boil for about 3 1/2 hours as the gammon I bought was larger than 2kg.
Half way through boiling I turned the gammon over. It seemed to get bigger as it boiled and the very top was exposed even though a large saucepan was used and covered with cola up to the brim.
The meat was tender and juicy and the flavour was amazing. I used ground allspice instead of cloves. Very easy to make.

the_almo's picture

Just made this with a 6Kg ham on the bone. Adjusted ingredients accordingly, boiled for 4 hours and baked for 1 hour, basting throughout.
Family absolutely loved it!! I have to say that I'm a fussy goody, but this came out as a sublime taste experience.
Plenty left over, so in the fridge overnight, out with the slicer tomorrow, then vac-pack and freeze...
Highly Recommended!

jak81's picture

We cooked this for Christmas and it was absolutely AMAZING!!!

ShivyDevon's picture

Made this for Xmas 2013 using a slow cooker (cooked for 5hrs) and came out lovely and tender and the flavour after the glaze was amazing. Really fab recipe - top marks from me!

massembrockham's picture

if you don't have maple syrup for a recipe what else could you use?

laurajohnstone1's picture

Will this work with smoked gammon?

swaber's picture

can you do stage 1 & 2 the day before ?

katherinegoodchild's picture

I was just wondering exactly the same thing, can't really see why not

bethanygrotto's picture

This was delicious and something I will definitely be cooking again. I was slightly concerned when the cola started to simmer as it seemed to churn up a load of weird black icky residue, but that disappeared after a while. I had to use honey instead of maple syrup as I could not find it anywhere in the supermarket and I also omitted the cloves as I cannot stand the taste, but it smelt amazing and glazed up a treat in the oven. Very impressed with how moist and juicy this was, and it has put me in the festive spirit! Yum yum, certainly a "keeper"....

ziraels's picture

I have made this last week and it was delicious :D

superbicc82's picture
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Have made this numerous times and is always amazing! My 3 yr old loves it to & is just as good throughout the summer with new pots & salad as it is at Christmas!

wfraser's picture
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This was a hit with all who tried it and the left overs froze well too. One to make time and time again.

ryronald18's picture
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Really good recipe. The cola and syrup gives a lovely sweetness to the ham and cuts through the salt in the ham perfectly. Will do this over and over again.

stevemitch1972's picture

So tasty for so easy

zeezee123's picture
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I have made this tree times now and each time it gets better! I used ground Allspice and 180ml of maple syrup in the glaze. When roasting, I used a foil tray as it left me with more sauce at the end. (using glass dish made the gammon dry). Goes really well over salad whilst still warm.

karinann's picture
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Made this at the weekend, was so popular I'm doing this again today for dinner at my parent's house

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