Raisin Sauce for Ham


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This one’s from Taste of Home magazine, so I’m confident enough to post without pretesting. Every time I’ve wanted to make this, I’ve been somewhere without my recipes. Hopefully, this blog post will eliminate that problem.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tbsp corn starch, 1 tsp ground mustard, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup raisins, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp grated lemon peel, 2 tbsp butter or margarine.

Combine sugar, corn starch and mustard in a saucepan. Stir in water, raisins, vinegar, lemon juice and peel until mixture is well blended. Bring to a boil and continue to stir for 2 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Stir in butter until melted. Serve warm over sliced ham.

I’ve also read that you can make this stuff in advance to have on hand for the holiday season, or any time you are planning ahead for a family ham dinner.

Recommended Reading: 29 raisin recipes and a list of cooked ham recipes.