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Glazed ham with roasted plums and green beans recipe

Glazed ham with roasted plums and green beans recipe

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Fill your kitchen with the aromas of star anise and maple syrup, whilst cooking this beautifully glazed festive gammon - a delicious alternative Christmas main. See method

  • Serves 10
  • 15 mins to prepare and 3 hrs 30 mins to cook
  • 377 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2kg gammon joint
  • 3 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 12 star anise, 2 finely crushed, 10 to decorate
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 6 plums, stoned and halved
  • 400g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g hazelnuts, finely chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    4.6g 77%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.4g Protein 37.2g Fibre 2.2g


  1. Put the gammon in a large pot. Cover with water and simmer for 3 hrs, or until tender.
  2. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Drain the ham and let it cool for 10 mins. Slice off the rind, leaving a 1-2cm layer of fat. Put in a roasting tin and cut a diamond pattern into the fat.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, crushed star anise, maple syrup and mustard. Rub all over the ham, reserving a little and using it to coat the plums. Roast for 15 mins then add the plums. Roast for a further 15 mins until the ham is sticky and tender.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the beans. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the beans and cook for 2 mins. Drain and toss with the olive oil, hazelnuts and seasoning.
  5. Press the remaining star anise onto the surface of the ham. Serve on a large platter with the plums and green beans.

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