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Easy Raisin Sauce for Ham


"This recipe came from my mother. Has always been one of my favorites! VERY easy...and inexpensive too! This is wonderful added to the top of the ham the last 30 minutes of the cooking time, or you can simply serve it with the ham in a small bowl. I hope you enjoy it."
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25 m servings 77 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Stir raisins into water, reduce heat to medium, and boil until very tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt into raisin mixture and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add cornstarch very slowly to avoid lumps forming.

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  1. 9 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

It is an wonderful and tasty recipe.

Most helpful critical review

This recipe is just water and raisins with brown sugar. Runny, tasteless. Fanny Farmer had it made over this recipe.

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It is an wonderful and tasty recipe.

Delicious and easy! I added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for a little more flavor. Mmmmmmm good.

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I LOVE it!! I am not a fan of raisins nor really sweet Sauces but this recipe is FANTASTIC!! It is so easy and has a perfect, not-too-sweet, flavor! I will always make this on holidays

I will definitely make it again. It tasted exactly like the raisin sauce my Grandma used to make. Delicious!!!

I added a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of ground cloves, 2 pinches of nutmeg and a small squirt of yellow mustard. Delicious.

will make it again.

This recipe is just water and raisins with brown sugar. Runny, tasteless. Fanny Farmer had it made over this recipe.

Pretty good first time cooking this one