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Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce Recipe

Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce Recipe

Since I ran across this recipe several years ago, I've used it often for special dinners. What I really like is the ease of preparation. You don't have a lot of cleanup because everything is done right there in the bag. —Sandy Olberding, Spencer, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 6 pounds)


  • 1. Shake flour in the oven roasting bag. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Place the apples, apple juice, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon in the bag; mix well. Place ham in bag. Close bag. Cut six 1/2-in. slits in top of bag.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 2 to 2-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°. Serve with sauce. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 266 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1769mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

Reviews for Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce

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KarolyL User ID: 8322319 224348
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"This was delicious and couldn't have been easier!! While the ham (bone in butt ham) was resting in the bag , I put about 2 cups of the juices into a small saucepan, whisked in a bit of cornstarch (maybe 1.5 T), brought it to a boil and thickened it into a sauce. We served it on the side, and it made a lovely glaze. The ham was moist, tender, and just wonderful. This is a winner."

InspireMeWithPerfection User ID: 7173802 97366
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"The method for creating this delish dish is incredibly easy. I can understand where some of the members are coming from about the sauce being a bit runny and excessive. Instead of using 2 cups of apple juice, perhaps thicken the consistency and lessen the amount by using 3/4 cup apple sauce and 1/2 cup apple juice, if you are not too much of an apple fan with ham you can always substitute for pineapple, or better yet combine the both by using pineapple juice instead of apple juice."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 167598
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I put the ham in the crockpot for 7 hours and it turned out well, very tender. We did not care for the flavor of the sauce with it. I guess my family just prefers pineapple on ham instead of apples. :)"

Jenny24 User ID: 6612806 97365
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Thanks for the tip. It sound like a great recipe. And from what I see at other users, it has great reviews. It's definitely a must try."

JoBish User ID: 2233261 151570
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I made it for Easter in the crock pot and it was hit. I thought I left in a little long, but no one else seemed to mind. I think about 10 hours would be perfect."

AZheat User ID: 5934544 208951
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"I used an applewood smoked ham for this recipe and put the whole kaboodle on the grill for about 2 hours to warm through. The sauce was a bit runnier than I expected but had a great flavor. Most guests did not use the sauce, as we tend to keep it simple, I ended up throwing it out. For those who love sweetness with their ham, this is a great way to serve it up."

Annie1227 User ID: 4334630 153306
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Very good! I actually cooked the ham in the crock pot and used a spiral cut, bone in ham for Easter dinner. The juices cooked into the ham and it was delicious. I didn't have apple juice, so I substituted 1 cup of apple sauce and 1 cup of water for the 2 cups of apple juice. I also cut back on the apples (used just one, not 4 ~ is it just me or does 4 seem a bit excessive?) and only used 1/2 cup of raisins. Anyway it was simply great and I will definitely be making my ham this way again! The leftovers were even better the next day and we used the juice for a gravy as well which was also a hit and made for cohesive flavors on our Easter plates!"

Morinstoltz User ID: 5928360 151265
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Cooking the ham in a roasting bag ensured the ham was moist. The sauce gave the ham a wonderful flavor. Next time I will only make half the recipe; it seemed to be too much even for a large ham."

rickmom User ID: 5949428 95997
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"This recipe is delicious. It is so simple, and I received many compliments."

trujinx User ID: 3449265 96151
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"OMGosh !!! If I could give this 100 STARS, I would !! SO DELICIOUS !! I made this for my Easter ham and it is incredible! Thank you for this recipe ! Will be a family tradition from now on!"

rosengarten User ID: 1635769 165377
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"How long do you cook in slow cooker?"

Summy User ID: 1386846 165375
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"I am going to make this in my slow cooker this year using a spiral slice ham. Years ago our local butcher told us to take a spiral slice ham and pour one can of crushed pineapple and one jar of honey over the top, and baste while cooking. Last year I made this in my slow cooker, and it was the most tender ham I've ever had. SO, I have the feeling this recipe will work beautifully too. I'm very excited about the apples/raisins/cinnamon sauce! YUM!!!"

saucywitch User ID: 1169280 170793
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"I cook my ham in the slow cooker with great results...could I put the other ingredients in with good results?"

celticsong54 User ID: 2470494 153294
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I made this for our Easter dinner and my husband loved it! He said that I could make it anytime. I have to say, it was one of the best hams I have ever made...and that! I told my husband that I am going to make just the sauce up and it would probably be good over ice cream or angel food cake! Definately two thumbs up!"

br2ccc User ID: 4490208 151264
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"Mmmmmmm I loved this recipe!!!! I have a handicap and appreciate easy not a lot of clean up recipes. This was perfect and the whole family loved it."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 151569
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"Ham with apple raisin sauce is absolutely delicious and one my family asks for any chance they can. The only one who won't eat it is my daughter, as she is deathly allergic to raisins, so I make her the sauce without the raisins. We love this recipe and will be making it many more times."

carriejc User ID: 2468566 96150
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

"I served this for Easter, and everyone loved it. Later I made split pea soup with leftover ham and ham bone and everyone said it was the best split pea soup they had ever eaten. Great receipe!!"

barthauer User ID: 1946375 170750
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"I served this for a family dinner and it was a huge success. One family member even put some of the sauce on oatmeal the next morning, and said it was delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer