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Ham Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Ham Sauce

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"I got this recipe from a friend and my family loves it. Someone always asks to have a little ham with their sauce so now I can't make a ham without it."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, mustard powder and flour. Mix in egg yolks until smooth. Heat half and half in the top half of a double boiler, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water until just short of boiling. Stir in the egg yolk and sugar mixture, and then stir in the vinegar. Continue to stir over simmering water until thickened, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2007

This was very quick and easy recipe to make. I did not have half and half so I used fat free sour cream and I thought it was very good (and fat free!).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2003

Not a bad ham sauce. Don't judge the sauce from a cooking taste test. I almost didn't serve it because of 'in saucepan' taste test. Thankfully I did try it with a piece of ham and was pleasantly surprised.


10 Ratings

Oct 14, 2003

What an awesome sauce. It was so good. I'll make this everytime I make ham. A+ in my book !!!

Jan 05, 2007

I'm giving this three stars because I like the fact that this is a unique recipe for ham sauce. I had my doubts about so much vinegar, so sub'd with white wine and sub'd the white sugar with brown. We like it with the substitutions.

Nov 06, 2004

Very interesting sauce, something different is the best way to describe it, It might just be an acquired taste

Jul 27, 2004

I was somewhat disappointed with this sauce. The vinegar was a bit overwhelming, despite the sweetness of the sugar. Though I tried a good bit of it with dinner tonight (and even had seconds), I probably won't make it again.

Jul 19, 2015

Absolutely delicious! Tangy and sweet! We do love vinegar, though, so if you're not a fan, you may not prefer this sauce. I, however, will not make ham without it anymore. It's a keeper!

Feb 02, 2014

Nice addition to ham. My mom made this delicious sauce and she had a lot leftover. After giving it to me, once our ham was gone, I made a small batch of macaroni salad and used this sauce as the dressing.


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  • Calories
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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