Zested Raisin Sauce

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography
  • Yield: 16 servings

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


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