Sweet roast gammon

sweet roast gammonServes: 6
Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time: about 2 hours


2kg (4.5lb) Waitrose Unsmoked English Gammon Joint
1 litre (3.75 pints) carton apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
½ x 215ml (7Floz) bottle balsamic glaze
6 small English eating apples, such as Cox’s, cored and halved


  1. Place the gammon joint in a large lidded pan. Pour over the apple juice and add the cinnamon stick. Bring slowly to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 70 minutes, turning once.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Drain the gammon, reserving the cooking liquor, then place the meat on a chopping board. Remove the string and cut away the skin with a small, sharp knife. Lightly score the fat in a diamond pattern. Place the balsamic glaze in a bowl and stir in 3 tablespoons of the reserved liquor.
  3. Place the gammon in a roasting tin with the apple halves around the meat. Spoon the glaze over the gammon and apples, and cook for 45-50 minutes, brushing the joint occasionally with the glaze and turning the apples once.
  4. Remove the gammon from the oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Place the apples on a serving plate, cover with foil and keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Stir 150ml of the reserved liquor into the juices in the tin. Pour into a small saucepan and cook on the hob for 2-3 minutes until bubbling. Serve the gammon with the roast apples, new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and garden peas, drizzled with a little of the sauce.

Recipe taken from Waitrose: http://www.waitrose.com/home/inspiration.html

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