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Fruit Sauce for Ham

Recipe Information
Make this sauce as the Easter or Christmas ham is resting to slice. Excellent flavor and a nice touch!

Susan Doocy

Serves/Makes:1 1/2 cups approx.

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ham fat
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) flour
  • 1 tablespooon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (225 ml) orange juice
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) water
  • 5 tbsp (70 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 ml) grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) raisins
  • Place fat in top of double boiler and melt if necessary.
  • Add the flour and blend.
  • Combine the water, orange juice and sugar and add very slowly to the fat-flour mixture.
  • Stir constantly until the mixture thickens and add the raisins.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes and stir frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and add orange and lemon peel.
  • Serve hot in a little crock or pitcher to use with ham slices.
Note: This is is an excellent sauce to serve with roast pork or chicken. Omit the ham fat and use butter.