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Posted 2083 days ago
Hi There, Sorry for the confusion, we have fixed the issue to provide you more detailed and accurate information.
Thank you and Happy Cooking!
Sue Tiddy
Posted 2158 days ago
Recipe sounds great, but am really confused about cider or cider apples? and Garlic cloves or whole cloves as in picture? Have read other comments but still confused, please clarify as it sould great apart from the confusion.
Posted 2172 days ago
This is a lovely recipe - perfect for Christmas.

For those who seem confused, here is how I would take these marvellous ideas and make them my own.

1) Add spices to apple juice.

2) Score the ham and press each of the 30 whole black cloves into the grooves (see photo).

3) Put ham in slow cooker. Pour over spiced apple juice leaving part of the ham protruding about 2 inches above the surface.

4) Pat the brown sugar onto the ham that is above the surface of the liquid.

5) Pour in maple syrup and add the long strip of orange peel.

6) In any remaining space, add small cider apples.

7) Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low setting.

Well done - great ideas.
Posted 2182 days ago
Posted 2182 days ago
have just realised that i think you are talking about garlic cloves. that is a little confusing
Posted 2182 days ago
the ingredients say ground cloves, but the recipe says whole cloves! and there is no mention of cider in the ingredients, but there is cider in the recipe
Posted 2183 days ago
Yes that's right but the recipes should say "just below the top of the ham". I have adjusted it. The garlic and sugar will collect in the grooves and infuse into the meat.
Posted 2183 days ago
Slightly confused by this. Says pour in the apple juice just above surface of ham ( so immersing it). Then says to rub on sugar. Under the juice? Followed by cider when the ham is already fully under fluid?

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Easy Slow Cooker Christmas Ham

Easy Slow Cooker Christmas Ham

Christmas Ham is rated 2.6 / 5 based on 43 votes.

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Preparation time:
Slow Cooker Size 4L+
Serves: 12
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This is one of my favourite recipes and ideal for your Christmas dinner.


  • 2.8 lb (1.2kg) gammon joint middle cut
  • 1 orange peel
  • 30 pieces whole cloves
  • 750 ml (24 fl oz) cloudy apple juice
  • 225 ml (8 fl oz) maple syrup
  • 6 oz (180g) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 l (135 fl oz) apple cider


  • Score the ham and press the whole cloves into the grooves evenly.
  • Put the ham in a slow cooker. Pour in the apple juice 6 cm (2 inches) below the surface of the ham.
  • On top of the ham, pack the brown sugar, pressing into the cloves.
  • Pour in the maple syrup. Flavour the apple juice with vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and nutmeg. Mix in the orange strip to the pot.
  • Fill the slow cooker with apple cider or as many as the slow cooker can have. Make sure it does not go over the fill line.
  • Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 hours over low heat.
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