Rating: 4.57 stars
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

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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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 15.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 3.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (50)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
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. Read More
(143)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2002
This is not a very good sauce unfortunately. It's basically brown sugar and mustard. Sorry. Read More
(8)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
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. Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
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. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2002
Yum! I halved the cornstarch and it came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
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! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2005
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 Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2008
Quite good I didn't have any lemon zest so I just left it out and the whole family enjoyed it. Definitely a change from the usual plain ham. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
Loved this recipe! NOTE: Read reviews before cooking-- I had to store in a crock pot to prevent lumps because I made it too early. If I had known it would be so easy make I'd have started it just before I put the rolls in the oven. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2002
This is not a very good sauce unfortunately. It's basically brown sugar and mustard. Sorry. Read More
(8)