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Maple Mustard Glazed Gammon

Maple Mustard Glazed Gammon with Bacon Crumble


A sweet and sticky glazed festive gammon topped with crunchy bacon bits.

  • Serves: 6-8 |
    6-8 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 2:20 hours
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2.5 kg boneless gammon
1 onion, quartered
2 celery stalks, cut into chunks
2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 bay leaves
2 cinnamon sticks
10 peppercorns
4 cloves
2 star anise
1 peel of lemon rind

Bacon Crumble

200 g streaky bacon

Maple Mustard Glaze 

¼ C (60 ml) maple syrup
2 Tbsp (30 ml) brown sugar
1 Tbsp (15 ml) wholegrain mustard
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Dijon mustard


Place all of the ingredients for the gammon into a large pot and fill it with water until the gammon is submerged. Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and gently simmer the gammon for 2 hours. Top up with hot water as needed during the cooking process.

Bacon Crumble

Preheat the oven to 200 ºC.

Line a baking tray with paper and arrange the bacon on the tray. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until crispy. Alternatively, cook the bacon in an airfryer, if you have one, until crispy. Once cooled, chop it into a fine crumb. Set aside.

Maple Mustard Glaze 

Place a small pot over medium heat. Add all of the ingredients for the glaze and mix well to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Once slightly cooled, taste and add and adjust seasoning as needed.

Gammon cont. 

After 2 hours, remove the gammon from the pot and place it onto a rack to cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 200 ºC. 

Cut the netting off the gammon, then carefully remove the skin by simply peeling it back. To assist, you can run a sharp knife under the skin as closely as you can – the idea is to keep as much of the fat on the gammon as possible. 

Using the tip of a sharp knife, score the fat diagonally in lines about ½ cm apart.

Place the gammon on a roasting rack and use a pastry brush to paint it with a generous amount of maple glaze. Grill the gammon for 10 minutes, then give it another painting of glaze and grill for a further 10 minutes until it has caramelised and is bubbling. 

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with bacon crumble. Allow to cool just slightly and then slice and serve with your favourite festive sides.