Delicious Slow Cooker Gammon Recipe: Easy, Tender, and Flavorful

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Hello food lovers! Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that’s a real crowd-pleaser – our Slow Cooker Gammon Recipe. This dish is perfect for those who love a hearty, flavourful meal without spending hours in the kitchen. With its tender meat and sweet, crispy glaze, it’s bound to become a family favourite.


Did you know that gammon is a traditional British dish, especially popular during festive seasons? The word “gammon” refers to the hind leg of pork that’s been cured by dry-salting or brining, which is then cooked before serving as ham. This curing process gives gammon its unique taste and texture, making it a beloved staple in British cuisine.

Serving Suggestions

Slow Cooker Gammon pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Serve it with roasted vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes for a classic meal. For a lighter option, try it with a crisp green salad and some crusty bread. If you have leftovers, gammon makes a fantastic addition to sandwiches, salads, or even a breakfast hash.

Storing Instructions

To store your leftover gammon, place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. If you want to keep it longer, you can freeze the gammon. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil or place it in a freezer-safe container. It will keep well for up to three months in the freezer.

Reheating Instructions

To reheat your gammon and maintain its delicious flavour and texture, preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the gammon in an oven-safe dish, cover it with foil, and heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through. If you’re in a hurry, you can also reheat slices of gammon in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.


I hope you enjoy making and eating this delightful Slow Cooker Gammon as much as I do! It’s a versatile dish that works for any occasion, from casual family dinners to festive celebrations. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you, so please leave your comments below. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and subscribe for more delicious ideas!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Gammon Recipe

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Delicious Slow Cooker Gammon Recipe: Easy, Tender, and Flavorful

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 7 hrs Rest Time 15 mins Total Time 7 hrs 25 mins
Cooking Temp: 90  °C Servings: 8 Calories: 410 kcal per serving


Indulge in the rich and comforting flavours of our Slow Cooker Gammon. This dish features a tender gammon joint slow-cooked in a fragrant blend of cider and apple juice, complemented by a sweet and tangy honey-mustard glaze. Perfect for festive occasions or a satisfying family meal, this recipe promises a succulent and flavourful experience with minimal effort. Serve hot or cold, and enjoy the delicious leftovers for days to come.


For the Slow Cooker:

For the Glaze:


Slow Cooker

  1. Preparation

    Place the gammon joint in the slow cooker. Arrange the onions, carrots, and apple around the gammon. Add the bay leaves, peppercorns, and cinnamon stick.

  2. Add Liquids

    Pour the cider and apple juice over the gammon until it is mostly covered.

  3. Cook

    Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours, until the gammon is tender and cooked through.

  4. Rest

    Once cooked, carefully remove the gammon from the slow cooker and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.


  1. Prepare Glaze

    In a small bowl, mix together the honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and ground cloves.

  2. Score and Glaze

    Preheat the oven to 200°C. Remove the skin from the gammon, leaving a thin layer of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern. Brush the glaze generously over the gammon.

  3. Roast

    Place the gammon in a roasting pan lined with foil. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the glaze is caramelized and the edges are crispy.

  4. Serve

    Let the gammon rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
Calories from Fat 162kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 950mg40%
Potassium 600mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 24g
Protein 35g70%

Vitamin A 300 IU
Vitamin C 10 mg
Calcium 30 mg
Iron 2 mg
Vitamin E 1.5 IU
Vitamin K 3 mcg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • For best results, use a smoked gammon joint for an extra depth of flavour.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on the size of your gammon joint; larger joints may require additional time.
  • The cider and apple juice combination infuses the gammon with a sweet and tangy flavour.
  • Ensure the glaze is well-coated and even for a beautifully caramelized finish.
  • Let the gammon rest after cooking to retain its juices and make slicing easier.
  • Leftovers make excellent sandwich fillings or can be added to salads and other dishes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different type of fruit juice?

Yes, you can substitute the apple juice with pear juice or a mix of apple and cranberry juice for a slightly different flavour.

Is it necessary to score the fat on the gammon?

Scoring the fat helps the glaze to penetrate the meat and creates a more attractive, caramelized finish.

Can I make this recipe in an oven instead of a slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook the gammon in an oven. Cover it with foil and bake at 160°C (320°F) for 2.5 to 3 hours, then glaze and roast as instructed.

What can I do with the leftover cooking liquid?

The leftover cooking liquid can be reduced and used as a sauce or gravy to serve with the gammon.

Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried bay leaves?

Yes, fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary can be used to add additional flavour to the cooking liquid.

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Fiona O'Sullivan

Fiona O'Sullivan is the passionate editor of Great Food Ireland, a popular blog dedicated to celebrating traditional Irish cuisine and culinary heritage. With a rich background in food writing and a deep love for Ireland's gastronomic culture, Fiona brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role. She curates authentic recipes, shares culinary stories, and explores the vibrant food scene across Ireland. Fiona's dedication to promoting Irish food traditions has made Great Food Ireland a beloved resource for food enthusiasts around the world.

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