Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce Recipe
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Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce Recipe

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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
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 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)

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p16

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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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!"

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