Zested Raisin Sauce

  • Yield 16 servings

Serve with sweet sauce, filled with raisins, over baked ham.

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography

"This is great with ham slices. It's a good change, and your family will love it."


1 1/2 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup golden or dark raisins
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine 1/2 cup water and cornstarch in a medium saucepan; whisk until cornstarch dissolves completely. Add brown sugar, dry mustard, 1 cup water, raisins, vinegar, lemon zest and lemon juice; mix well.
  2. Bring to a full boil. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Serve warm over sliced ham. Makes 2 cups.

Recipe by Emma Brugoto, Saint Elmo, Ill.



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