Sliced ham and crackling on a wooden board

Christmas ham recipes

23 Recipes

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

Ham & crackling

0

(0 ratings)

Cook this festive ham up to three days ahead and keep it covered in the fridge (and the crackling, in an airtight container) to save on stress when entertaining
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

4.79365

(63 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

Maple & mustard glazed ham

4.7971

(69 ratings)

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

Apricot & ginger ham

4.9

(10 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

Slow cooker ham with sticky ginger glaze

4.4

(10 ratings)

A small gammon will easily fit in a slow cooker. Cook it low and slow for homemade glazed ham that's ideal for sandwiches, party buffets or simply sliced and served with chips...
  • 7 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Ham hock & pistachio roll

4.75

(4 ratings)

If you're looking for a Christmas classic with a twist, this French ham hock and pistachio terrine, transformed into a modern make-ahead starter is for you...
  • 5 hours
  • More effort

Slow cooker gammon in coke

3

(1 rating)

Fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas with this slow cooked gammon. The coke adds a sweet treacly flavour to balance the saltiness of the ham.
  • 6 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Mustard & clementine glazed ham hocks

5

(1 rating)

If you’re craving Christmas ham, this is the recipe you need. It’s simple, cheap and has a beautiful mustard and treacle caramelised glaze to top it off...
  • 3 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Baked glazed ham

5

(1 rating)

This is a true Christmas centrepiece and an essential for any traditional dinner. Simple and effective, with just five ingredients to a festive favourite
  • 6 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Miso-glazed roast ham

5

(1 rating)

A succulent, sweet and savoury roast ham makes the perfect centrepiece for a Sunday dinner with family and friends, especially at Christmas
  • 5 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Festive gammon

4.375

(8 ratings)

A traditional ham recipe that's perfect for any celebration, especially at Christmas. The gammon needs brining overnight, but the results are well worth it...
  • 4 hours and 30 mins
  • A challenge

Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

4.44

(25 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

4.666665

(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

4.90909

(11 ratings)

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

Potted ham

5

(2 ratings)

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

4.125

(8 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

Slow-baked sticky gammon

4.142855

(14 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