Gammon & Apricot Sauce

  • After cooking grilled gammon and apricots I thought about making the dish with a larger gammon joint.
  • Mine was around – 1kg.
  • I think this is best with an unsmoked joint.
  • Tinned apricots in syrup are best.


  • Unsmoked gammon joint – 1kg or more
  • Tin of apricots in syrup
  • *
  • 1 tablespoon of potato or corn flour – optional
  • Sugar – optional


  • Pre-heat the oven to GM5 – 190° C.
  • This is best cooked in an enamelled tin with a lid.
  • Empty the apricots and the syrup into the base of the baking tin.
  • Place gammon joint on top.
  • Place the lid over the tin.
  • Place in the oven and cook for the time specified for that weight of meat.
  • *
  • Just before the cooking time is up seperate the apricots and the meat.
  • Put the meat back into the oven with the lid on the tin.
  • Put the apricots into a small saucepan and heat up a little whilst stirring.
  • The apricots should have become a thick pulp with just a few large pieces.
  • Though this will depend on the size of the joint.
  • *
  • Optional
  • Mix the potato flour or cornflour with a little water.
  • Stir this into the apricots and heat gently with stirring to thicken the sauce.
  • Sweeten the sauce with sugar to taste.
  • *
  • Slice up the joint and serve with the sauce.

Meakin serving plate and Royal Doulton Burgundy dinner plate.

Thought – will be trying this with a pork loin joint next!

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