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
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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 ounces cooked ham with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 266 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1769 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g 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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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."

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."

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. :)"

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."

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."

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