Apple and Apricot Glazed Gammon Recipe

There’s just nothing like a sticky glazed gammon! With Christmas around the corner, we know that the hunt for the perfect glazed gammon recipe has already begun. However, gammon does not have to be reserved for the festive season only, it’s a year-round treat!

Why Gammon? 

Gammon, like ham, is a cut of pork taken from the animal’s hind leg. Depending on personal preference, you can buy it either with the bone in or out.  

Bone-in is harder to carve but often cheaper. Bone-out gammon can be cut like a loaf, as it is presented carved and usually held together with a piece of string. 

Gammon can be cured or smoked, but most people agree that smoking adds an even more intense flavour to the meat. 

There are two popular ways to cook gammon: boiling or roasting. Today, we’ll be roasting our gammon for the perfect apple and apricot glazed speciality dish! 

Why Apple Gammon and Apricot Gammon Just Works  

Many recipes use honey or syrup to achieve a glazed roast. We’ll be using apple juice and apricot jam because not only do these ingredients make the meat juicier, but it also brings out a fuller flavour in the pork. 

Serving Suggestion 

An average 1.7kg roast gammon (bone-in) can serve up to ten people, while the same amount (bone-out) will serve up to eight. You can also freeze gammon for 3-6 months. 

Let’s Get Cooking: Glazed Gammon Recipe 

This main meal serves between six to eight people and takes roughly two hours and 20 minutes to prepare. 

Apple and Apricot Glazed Gammon Recipe | VWG

Apple and Apricot Glazed Gammon Recipe

Course Main Course


  • 2 kg boneless gammon
  • 2 roughly chopped red onions
  • 3 roughly chopped carrots
  • 2 roughly chopped apples
  • 500 ml water or stock
  • 500 ml apple juice

The Glaze

  • 4 tbsp apricot jam
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 50 ml white vinegar
  • 250 ml apple juice


  • Preheat your oven to 160°c.
  • Place your gammon on a big roasting tray.
  • Next, add the carrots, red onions, apples, apple juice and water. Cover the tray with foil.
  • Place the tray in the oven to roast. You can calculate the roasting time at 20 minutes per 500g. We will roast our 2kg gammon for one hour and 20 minutes.
  • Once the gammon is cooked, let it rest by taking it out of the oven. Turn up the heat to 200⁰c.
  • Now, in a saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the glaze.
  • Bring it to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Cut the skin off the gammon.
  • Cut a diamond pattern into the fat.
  • Pour the glaze over the gammon.
  • Place it back in the oven to cook.
  • Check on the glaze regularly, as it tends to burn easily.
  • When the glaze is dark and sticky, remove the gammon from the oven.
  • Slice it, serve it and enjoy!

The Ideal Setting 

This recipe is ideal for your next big family dinner. Leftovers can also be cut up and eaten on sandwiches at a picnic. It’s versatile and delicious! 

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Van Wyngaardt’s delivery policy

Our delivery policy requires a minimum order amount depending on the region. You may order from Monday to Thursday. Should you place an order before 12:00, we assure you of next-day delivery. If you order after 12:00, the order will be delivered to you the following working day. This is only valid for Gauteng stores. Outer Gauteng stores delivery period may vary. At Van Wyngaardt, we pride ourselves on always providing exceedingly good meats.

Should you have any queries or require more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and one of our sales representatives will gladly assist you. 

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