Whether gammon is your Christmas Day centrepiece or sticky glazed ham plays co-star to leftover turkey on Boxing Day, here are nine delicious Christmas recipes to make it shine

If you've picked a humble gammon joint to be your Christmas centrepiece, these nine easy and impressive recipes will add festive warmth to your dinner table – and leftovers make tasty Boxing Day sarnies too. From sticky ginger beer=glazed gammon to maple and miso ham, and even a spicy number with a coriander, cumin and chilli glaze, these splendid Christmas roasts are fuss-free and full of flavour. 

 

1. Sticky ginger beer gammon

Ginger and ham go hand in hand. That's why this gammon joint is cooked in an entire litre of sparkling ginger beer – and the result is a sweet and sticky glazed ham that's absolutely irresistible. Get the recipe for sticky ginger beer ham.

 

2. Maple and miso glazed gammon

Triple glaze unsmoked gammon with sweet maple syrup and intensely savoury miso paste for a caramelised golden crust on your Christmas ham. Napkins at the ready. Get the recipe for maple and miso glazed gammon.

 

3. Glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish

Glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Keiko Oihawa

Pair honeyed ham with spiced pineapple and orange relish for a majestically fruity roast. Use a boneless gammon joint to make slicing and serving easier and stud it with cloves for a festive look. Get the recipe for glazed gammon with spiced pineapple and orange relish

 

4. Coriander and cumin sugar-roasted gammon

For a festive roast with big and bold flavours, try a coriander, cumin and chilli glaze on your gammon. Serve with a contrasting sweet mango chutney for a delicious Christmas meal to feed a crowd. Get the recipe for coriander and cumin sugar-roasted gammon.

 

5. Ginger beer and pear-glazed gammon

If you haven't cooked with ginger beer before, this recipe will have you hooked. Thin slices of pear are layered on top of a honey, fiery ginger beer and mustard-glazed gammon. Delicious for buffets or the big day itself. Get the recipe for ginger beer and pear-glazed gammon.

 

6. Apple and apricot-glazed gammon

A luxuriously rich shallot gravy is off-set by the sweeter flavours of apple juice and apricot jam in this delicious Christmas dish. Serve with as many trimmings as you can fit on the plate and plenty of bread to mop up the juices. Get the recipe for apple and apricot glazed gammon.

 

7. Spiced gammon cooked in cider

Spiced gammon cooked in cider

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Emma Lee

Gammon is gently simmered in a apple cider liqueur for a roast that's full of flavour. Brush with a sticky dijon mustard and cinnamon glaze before serving. Prep the gammon up to three days ahead and chill until needed. Get the recipe for spiced gammon cooked in cider.

 

8. Clementine and ginger glazed gammon

If you like your gammon with a bit of citrus and spice, this unashamedly sticky syrup glaze is the one for you. Using clementines and stem ginger, this glazed ham adds a delicious zing to your Christmas lunch buffet. Get the recipe for clementine and ginger glazed gammon.

 

9. Mustard-glazed gammon with cider gravy

Add gentle heat to your Christmas gammon by coating it with wholegrain mustard and a sprinkle of soft brown sugar. Throw in some cinnamon, cloves and a generous glug of cider and you’ve got a delicious gravy to go with your festive ham. Get the recipe for mustard glazed gammon with cider gravy.