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    Roasted Gammon with Cider and Apples

    Christmas wouldn't be complete without a gammon. For this time of year we have special Christmas holiday gammons which are family-sized for this festive occasion. In this recipe, gammon, apples and cider form a perfect combination for a simple dish. Serve with steamed green beans.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 120 minutes to 150 minutes
    • Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 8 - 10


    • 3.6kg Waitrose Unsmoked Whole Holiday Gammon
    • 5 dessert apples, halved
    • 1 garlic bulb, cut in half
    • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into eight wedges
    • 450ml Waitrose Vintage English Cider
    • 450ml chicken stock
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Bunch fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Wash the gammon and pat dry with kitchen paper. Place in a roasting tin and arrange the apples, garlic and onion around it. Mix the cider, stock and mustard together and season. Pour over the gammon.
    2. Cook for 2-21/2 hours or until thoroughly cooked, then remove the gammon and leave to rest on a board for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with the apples, pour over the pan juices and garnish with the parsley.

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    Cook's tips

    Waitrose gammons don't require any soaking before hand. Just give the gammon a good rinse and pat dry with kitchen paper before cooking.


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