Rating: 4.26 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This tangy sauce melds the taste of orange and raisins perfectly. Serve it as a topping for baked ham.

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cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, combine raisins, water, orange juice and marmalade. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.

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  • In a bowl, stir together sugar, corn starch, salt and cloves. Slowly pour into raisin mixture, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture thickens.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 49.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 97.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
Decrease the amount of sugar a little use a good quality orange marmalade which shouldn't be very sweet and add a good splash or two of cabernet savignon! These small changes made for a very easy but memorable sauce to use with left over baked ham. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
Thin the corn starch with a little bit of cold water before you add it to the mixture or else you'll end up with small clumps of corn starch in the finished recipe. Our family thought this recipe was too sweet. Read More
(19)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
Decrease the amount of sugar a little use a good quality orange marmalade which shouldn't be very sweet and add a good splash or two of cabernet savignon! These small changes made for a very easy but memorable sauce to use with left over baked ham. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
This was a great base recipe to start from. I must admit I hardly ever follow a recipe exactly. The changes I made: I used dried cranberries instead of raisins. I left out the salt and sugar entirely. I used a shake of cinnamon along with the cloves. It was sweet and spicy and thick. Wonderful over ham or chicken. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
Thin the corn starch with a little bit of cold water before you add it to the mixture or else you'll end up with small clumps of corn starch in the finished recipe. Our family thought this recipe was too sweet. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
This is a great sauce. I didn't have marmalade so I used apricot jam instead. Delicious! Then I put the hot sauce through a sieve so it was a smooth gravy-like sauce. Thanks so much. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
03/30/2010
My mom made this tonight and I didn't care for it at all. It was wayy too sweet for me and didn't really have any good flavor. Won't make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
I really loved this tangy orangy sauce I used the blonde rasins and it turned out great.Big flavor and not to orangy the orange is actually pretty subtle great on ham sandwitches the next day mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
I would omit the sugar entirely as it is very sweet. I used pineapple juice instead of orange and cinnamon instead of cloves. Absolutely mix the cornstarch with a little water before adding to raisin mixture. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2008
I didn't have cloves so I left that part out of the recipe. I knew better to add the dry mixture to the boiling sauce and it did make clumps so I put everything in the blender and it turned out GREAT. I served it with a pork roast and my roommate couldn't stop eating it. It made a good amount of sauce so now I have some in the fridge and look forward to using it with some pork chops. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2009
Very nice sauce to complement the salty ham. I had to use red pepper jelly since I didn't have orange marmalade and I added a squirt of maple syrup. My family all enjoyed it even the ones who don't like raisins (they just had the sauce without the raisins.) Read More
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