Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham

  • 5MINS
  • 5HR 45MINS
  • 250KCAL

This slow cooker gammon is a real festive treat with warming ginger and a sticky orange glaze.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories250
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein24g
  • Fat11g
  • Saturates3.4g
  • Sugars10g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham was a Boxing Day staple in our house when we were growing up and our slimming friendly version has all of the flavours but with fewer calories.

Cooked in a ginger ale and orange juice liquor and spiced with warming ginger, this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is a real festive treat.

As it’s cooked in the slow cooker, it means that you can just throw all of the ingredients in in the morning and then leave it to cook while you get on with your day. Simple finish it in the oven to get that really lovely sweet and sticky glaze, and you’re guaranteed to impress your guests!

We don’t recommend reheating this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham as it can really affect the quality of the meat and cause it to become really tough and dry, but it is absolutely delicious when served cold the next day as part of a buffet or in sandwiches.

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is a great alternative to our Slow Cooked Christmas Turkey Joint when served on Christmas Day if you fancy a change. You can also visit our Christmas recipes collection to find more options for your Christmas dinner like our Beef Wellington recipe.

 

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What diets is this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham suitable for?

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green then you’ll need to make sure that you count 8 Points per portion of this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue then you’ll need to make sure that you count 8 Points per portion of this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple then you’ll need to make sure that you count 8 Points per portion of this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham?

We’ve used slim ginger ale instead of ginger beer in this recipe as it’s lower in calories. You should be able to find this in your local supermarket.

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You’ll need a slow cooker to cook this recipe – it’s super convenient as you can just throw your ingredients in and come home to a delicious, ready made dinner!

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We love serving our Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham on a really nice serving plate like this one.

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How many calories are in this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham?

There are 250 calories per portion in this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add the gammon joint to a slow cooker and pour over the ginger ale and orange juice. If the gammon is still showing from the top of the liquid then top it up with water until it is covered.

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Step 2

Add the ginger, peppercorns, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and the quartered orange.

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Step 3

Set the slow cooker to medium and cook for 5 1/2 hours.

Step 4

Once the gammon is cooked, lift it out onto a piece of foil set in a roasting tin and wrap the foil loosely round to contain the gammon. Preheat the oven to 200ºC and allow the gammon to rest whilst preparing the glaze. Discard the cooking liquor.

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Step 5

In a small saucepan add the glaze ingredients and heat to a simmer. Allow the glaze to reduce down for 3 minutes until it is thickened and sticky.

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Step 6

Pour half of the glaze over the gammon, allowing it to run down the sides and place in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes pour over the rest of the glaze and pop back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

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Step 7

Remove the gammon from the oven and allow it to rest before you try to cut it as it will fall apart if it is too hot.

Step 8

Serve as part of your roast dinner.

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What could I serve with this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham?

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is the perfect centrepiece for your Sunday roast or Christmas dinner and works really well with any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is cooked?

This recipe will take around 5 and a 1/2 hours in the slow cooker on a medium setting.

You’ll then need to bake the glaze in the oven for around 20 minutes in total or until it’s sticky and slightly caramelised.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham?

If you really wanted to, then you could freeze this recipe in slices and reheat it – it’s perfectly safe to eat like this in line with NHS guidelines – but we wouldn’t advise it as it can dry the meat out and make it really tough.

How do I reheat this Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham?

This Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham is delicious when enjoyed cold as part of a festive buffet or in sandwiches.

We don’t recommend reheating it as it can go very tough and dry.

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Ginger and Orange Glazed Ham

This slow cooker gammon is a real festive treat with warming ginger and a sticky orange glaze.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 HR 45
  • KCals 250
  • Carbs 13G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 750 g unsmoked gammon joint
  • 1 litre slim ginger ale
  • 200 ml orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 orange quartered

For the glaze

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 orange juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

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Instructions

  1. Add the gammon joint to a slow cooker and pour over the ginger ale and orange juice. If the gammon is still showing from the top of the liquid then top it up with water until it is covered.
  2. Add the ginger, peppercorns, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and the quartered orange.
  3. Set the slow cooker to medium and cook for 5 1/2 hours.
  4. Once the gammon is cooked, lift it out onto a piece of foil set in a roasting tin and wrap the foil loosely round to contain the gammon. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC and allow the gammon to rest whilst preparing the glaze. Discard the cooking liquor.
  5. In a small saucepan add the glaze ingredients and heat to a simmer. Allow the glaze to reduce down for 3 minutes until it is thickened and sticky.
  6. Pour half of the glaze over the gammon, allowing it to run down the sides and place in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes pour over the rest of the glaze and pop back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the gammon from the oven and allow it to rest before you try to cut it as it will fall apart if it is too hot.
  8. Serve as part of your roast dinner.

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