Raisin Sauce for Ham

My Mother always made her raisin sauce for holiday dinners. The secret is maple balsamic vinegar. It adds a nice flair to boring ham!

 1 1/2 cups water

1 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon maple balsamic vinegar (substitute 1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup & 1 1/2 balsamic vinegar)

1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

In a small saucepan boil the raisins in the water for 5 minutes.  Lower the heat and add the rest of ingredients whisking for a few minutes till mixture becomes thick. Serve on the side with warm sliced ham.




Mary Stodola
For me, providing delicious food and cooking excitement is a labor of love. On my journey through life I too was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. Faced with the greatest challenges of my life I chose to depend on the love and support of family and friends. I am honored to be apart of New Focus Daily Magazine and look forward to sharing the importance of enjoying a healthy diet with wholesome foods, and what it means to take care of yourself. Culinary blessings! Mary