the appetizer:

This Raisin Sauce recipe is the perfect accompaniment for the classic Baked Ham recipe. Both recipes are from the new Joy of Cooking cookbook.

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Raisin Sauce

1-1/2 cups

For ham or tongue.

Combine in a small saucepan:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


1-1/2 cups apple cider or apple juice
1/2 cup raisins

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes, or until thickened.


1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
(1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard)


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Joy of Cooking
75th Anniversary Edition - 2006 by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker
Hardcover, 1152 pages, $30.00
ISBN: 0-7432-4626-8
Recipe reprinted by permission.


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