Sliced ham and crackling on a wooden board

Christmas ham recipes

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

6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
103 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
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78 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Gordon Ramsay’s succulent maple-glazed ham is perfect for a Boxing Day feast

3 hrs and 10 mins
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4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Treat guests over for Christmas to a Boxing Day ham. You don’t need a long shopping list – this easy, sweetly spiced version uses just five ingredients

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake a gammon joint with a marmalade, ginger and star anise glaze for a centrepiece main course. It's ideal at Christmas time or for Sunday lunch

3 hrs
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Gluten-free
20 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a sticky honey and mustard glaze to gammon for a delicious sweetness that contrasts with the saltiness of the meat. It's great for a celebration supper

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices

3 hrs and 40 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Wow guests this Christmas with our showstopping glazed ham. The ginger is almost toffee-like, the meat stays juicy and the clementines add a pop of colour

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
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43 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas with this slow cooked gammon. The cola adds a sweet treacly flavour to balance the saltiness of the ham.

6 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 15 mins
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Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a festive, sticky and zesty glaze to ham, then serve with a sharp cranberry sauce which cuts through the smoky meat

4 hrs and 10 mins
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Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give festive ham a Spanish twist with a sticky quince and orange glaze. Allspice, cloves and cinnamon add real warmth

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Slow-roast a whole leg of gammon with apple juice, then cover in a sticky spiced glaze for a Christmas treat - perfect sliced hot or cold

6 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Served hot or cold, this delicious cut of pork with a sugar glaze is best sliced into thick pieces

3 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A succulent, sweet and savoury roast ham makes the perfect centrepiece for a Sunday dinner with family and friends, especially at Christmas

5 hrs and 40 mins
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10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
28 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This warming ginger beer-spiced ham is great for Christmas entertaining as it's simple to prepare ahead of time

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

James uses the steam-roast method to cook his Christmas ham, so you don't need an enormous pan to boil it in

3 hrs and 20 mins
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Forget the ham kettle or supersized pan - you can cook this luscious sticky ham in the oven, with equally tasty results

5 hrs
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12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A Christmas classic from John Torode that will have all your guests wanting more

6 hrs and 15 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
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