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Raisin Sauce for Ham Recipe

Raisin Sauce for Ham Recipe

The raisins cook up plump and soft in this savory golden sauce that will dress up ham for Easter dinner or anytime. A tart hint of lemon balances the fruit's sweetness. You can mix up this delicious accompaniment in minutes. —Lavonne Hartel Williston, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in the water, raisins, vinegar, lemon juice and peel until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in butter until melted. Serve warm over sliced ham. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 114 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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msoleski User ID: 3027224 245966
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"Made this today to prepare for Easter ham. I'ts so good I want to drink it!"

arustad User ID: 4496471 92320
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"I have been using this recipe for a couple years. It has become a family favorite and a tradition to serve this sauce with holiday ham dinners. Delicious!"

foliophile User ID: 1187030 35420
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2008

"Delicious recipe! Mine came out brown, like gravy, perhaps because I had dark brown sugar? Very easy to make."

Jodi Welikoklad User ID: 1067228 35410
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2008

"Very awesome recipe!! I added Craisins because I didn't have raisins and it was teriffic!!!"

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