Maple glazed ham

A simple but stunning dish that will be a definite crowd pleaser!


  • 2-2.5 kg High welfare smoked gammon
  • 150 ml Maple syrup
  • 60 g Soft brown sugar
  • 6 sprigs Thyme


  • Preheat oven to 180C degrees
  • Place your gammon in a large pot and wash with cold running water
  • Drain the water and then fill the pan up with fresh cold water
  • Add some black peppercorns and half the thyme
  • Place on the hob on a medium heat and place the lid on, bring to the boil and gently simmer for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender
  • Remove from the pan and let cool for 5 minutes, retaining half of the stock
  • Put the maple syrup, brown sugar and thyme in a small pot and gently dissolve the sugar
  • With a small knife remove the skin making sure to leave a covering of fat
  • Score the fat in a criss-cross fashion
  • Place the gammon in a roasting tray with the remaining stock
  • Pour over half the glaze and roast in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Baste with some of the stock and then pour over the remaining glaze and continue to cook until the ham is fully glazed