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Cumberland Fruit Sauce
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A nice compliment to baked ham.


Serves/Makes:2 1/2 c.

  • 1 30 oz (840 grm). can fruit cocktail
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) currant jelly
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sherry or port wine
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • Drain fruit cocktail, reserving 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) juice.
  • Combine drained juice, orange juice concentrate, jelly, wine and ginger in saucepan.
  • Heat until jelly melts, stirring occasionally.
  • Blend cornstarch and lemon juice until smooth and combine with helly mixture.
  • Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  • Add fruit cocktail to thickened sauce and heat 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with ham.
Sauce (before addition of fruit cocktail) may be used as a baste during the last 15 minutes of time that the ham is baking.

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