Candied roast ham with cranberry & star anise sauce

Christmas ham recipes

18 Recipes

Feed a crowd with a festive gammon joint. We have ideas for marinades, glazes and ways to serve it.

Apricot & ginger ham


(8 ratings)

Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Maple & mustard glazed ham


(61 ratings)

Gordon Ramsay’s succulent maple-glazed ham is perfect for a Boxing Day feast
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Festive ham


(8 ratings)

While you'll probably only want to use this recipe at celebrations, good, wholesome food like this festive ham is appropriate for any day - by chef Richard Corrigan
  • 4 hours and 30 mins
  • A challenge

Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham


(22 ratings)

This warming ginger beer-spiced ham is great for Christmas entertaining as it's simple to prepare ahead of time
  • 4 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Sticky treacle-glazed ham


(9 ratings)

James uses the steam-roast method to cook his Christmas ham, so you don't need an enormous pan to boil it in
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Sticky marmalade ham


(10 ratings)

A Christmas classic from John Torode that will have all your guests wanting more
  • 6 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Potted ham


(1 rating)

This simple starter is a great way to use up leftover ham and you can freeze it ahead
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Ham hock & mustard terrine


(7 ratings)

Cured slow-cooked pork is a great foundation for a coarse pâté style starter and can be made in advance
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze


(37 ratings)

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Slow-baked sticky gammon


(9 ratings)

Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork? Use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade as a tropical glaze
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

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