Rum Raisin Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Here’s a tart fruity rum raisin sauce from Elizabeth Halls in Courtenay, British Columbia that can make an ordinary ham steak or slice something to celebrate!


  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 5 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, optional
  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham steak (1 pound)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the raisins, 4 tablespoons water, orange juice and pineapple. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; gradually stir into raisin mixture. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in extract if desired.
  2. Cut the ham steak into four pieces. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook ham over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve with raisin sauce.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 237 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1451mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.