Peachy Orange Sauce for Ham Recipe

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My mother and father made enough of this sauce to serve 250 people at my wedding! Shortly after, my dad gave me my own copy of the recipe. Holiday ham just isn't the same without this fruity sauce. —Vivian Nelson, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) sliced peaches
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 80 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Drain peaches, reserving 1-1/2 cups syrup; set syrup and peaches aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, mustard, seasoned salt and paprika. Stir in the water, orange juice, vinegar and reserved syrup until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add peaches. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with ham. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Peachy Orange Sauce for Ham in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p64

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