Raisin Sauce for Ham

Jane Whittaker


My step daughter that hates raisins in anything, loves this sauce, go figure.
I have been making this for years and it originally came from my American Cooking Cook book.
I have put it in my little hand written recipe book bc it is one of my favorite go to's for a little dress me up for ham when I don't want to do a glaze.
This is more tart than sweet with the vinegar and lemon juice, you could cut back on those if you want it sweeter. the sauce is not thick, you could add maybe a tablespoon or more of cornstarch to make it thicker.


★★★★★ 2 votes

enough for a family of 6
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch (more if you want it thicker)
  • 3/4 c
    cold water
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (less if you want it sweeter)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    seedless raisins i used golden raisins here, other varieties are just fine too.

How to Make Raisin Sauce for Ham


  1. I usually do this the last minute as it cooks super fast and is best hot:
    Blend cornstarch and water in a sauce pan.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook, stirring until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  4. Keep warm over low heat until serving time.

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About Raisin Sauce for Ham

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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