Apricot Glazed English Gammon - Christmas Ham

Most of us use the terms gammon and ham interchangeably and few of us are sufficiently sophisticated consumers to notice the difference when we eat either gammon or ham. In fact both ham and gammon are cut from the leg of a pig.

The meat is the same but the preparation and treatment is different. Ham and gammon are both cured meats. This means that they are treated with salt, known as brining, and other substances before being eaten. Ham is meat that is cut from the carcass and then treated. Gammon is meat that is cut from the carcass after the brining treatment. Both gammons and hams might also be smoked.


Gammon 13 Pound (cured for 28 days)
Honey 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For glaze
Canned apricots in juice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Apricot preserve 8 Ounce
Dijon mustard 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon



1. Score the fat cap using knife, about -inch deep for criss-cross hatches.

2. Preheat smoker to 300 degree F.


For Glaze:

3. In a saucepan, add canned apricot, apricot preserve, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Mix well and cook until heated through.

4. Place meat in a pan and coat it with honey and brown sugar.

5. Pour the glaze inside the pan so that it provides moisture to the meat while cooking.

6. Place the pan on smoker, cover and cook for 2 -3 hours (15-20 minutes per pound) or until the internal temperature reaches 155-160 degree, basting it every 20-30 minutes with the glaze. If precooked meat, cooks until internal temperature reaches 140 degree.

7. Remove meat from smoker, tent with foil and let rest for 30 minutes.


8. Carve and serve hot!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 25

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 432Calories from Fat 75

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4 mg0.17%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 18 g

Protein 53 g106%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet