Raisin Sauce for Ham II Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Raisin Sauce for Ham II Recipe
  • READY IN 28 mins

Raisin Sauce for Ham II

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"A Sauce my Gran used to make, and I now make it for my Grandchildren - been a family fave forever! Serve hot over baked ham."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    3 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    28 mins


  1. In a saucepan, stir together brown sugar, cornstarch and mustard powder. Slowly stir in vinegar, then add raisins, lemon zest, lemon juice and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 29, 2003

It was delicious. But when I first made it, it turned to gel. I had to add another cup of water to thin it out. The cornstarch should be cut in half. When I made it a second time. I used only half the amount of cornstarch the recipe called for and it turned out perfect. Maybe the recipe has a type-o. Maybe she meant to type 2 teaspoons instead of tablespoons.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2002

This is not a very good sauce, unfortunately. It's basically brown sugar and mustard. Sorry.

Mar 28, 2005

I made this twice and it is very good. The second time, I made it a day ahead to save time. Mistake! Once I re-heated the sauce, it was very, very thick and it took a lot of additional water to make it barely acceptable. Still very good, but this sauce should not be served that thick. But this was due to user error. In the future, I will have all of the ingredients ready to go and make it just before the ham is ready to come out of the oven.

Dec 24, 2002

Yum! I halved the cornstarch and it came out perfect.

Oct 26, 2009

I used this recipe twice. It is beautiful! Word of warning: the first time I cooked it ahead of time (same day of meal) thinking that when I warmed it up for the meal, that it would look and feel the same...wrong! It was lumpy and kind of gross-looking...I didn't add water as others have done because I was afraid to affect the taste. So I served it lumpy and people still liked it! The second time I prepared it shortly before the meal and kept it warm on the stove and that worked out perfectly. Delicious sauce!

Mar 01, 2005

I thought this recipe was awesome. I noticed some reviews thought the sauce was too thick, so I reduced the cornstarch to 1Tbls. I had never had raisin sauce before so I asked my brother-in-law how it was and he said "not thick enough". Must be a personal thing. I think I will make it again just as I did tonight

Oct 25, 2006

Very very good! Instead of using water and the brown sugar, I used the juice from the slow cooker ham recipe on this site. Yummy!!

Apr 15, 2008

This was tasty and easy to make. I didn't have any lemon juice or rind, so I used orange juice instead. I also skipped the mustard. I wanted it sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

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

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