Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sassy Raisin Sauce!

Warm beams of sunlight shined through our front bow window. The outdoor thermometer reading was in the 70’s° F. Now, who could resist taking a walk, sitting on the deck reading a book or using the outdoor grill? I couldn’t. For 4 – 5 days last week that was the picture here in the Pioneer Valley. Ah, Spring arrived! Yes! Then a day of rain, clouds and light jackets replaced the eagerly awaited warm sunny days. We could adjust, because we know that more warm sunny days will return.

With the arrival of Spring, Easter is just around the corner. That prompts the planning of Easter Dinner. If you will be preparing this special dinner at home and will be serving Baked Ham, Sassy Raisin Sauce is a great addition served over slices of Baked Ham. This sauce is so yummy and full of Raisins! Preparation is very easy! Now, that is a winning combination.

Two years ago when I started blogging, I posted Sassy Raisin Sauce. In addition to pairing it with slices of Baked Ham, we also enjoy it served over Butternut Squash Ravioli. The recipe below is for about 2 ½ Cups and also for 2 Servings.

Sassy Raisin Sauce

Apple Juice

For about 2 ½ Cups:

1. Measure 3 TBS. Cornstarch into a small saucepan.
2. Slowly, stir in 2 Cups Apple Juice. I stir in by ½ cups to dissolve Cornstarch.
3. Add 2 TBS. Butter/Margarine.
4. Add 1 Cup Raisins.
5. Stir constantly while cooking over Medium heat. The sauce will thicken and boil.
6. Boil and stir for 1 Minute.
7. Serve over desired food. Yummy!

For 2 Servings - Follow Directions listed above and use:

1 TBS. Cornstarch
2/3 Cup Apple Juice
About 1 TBS. Butter/Margarine
1 Handful Raisins



Happy@Home said...

Mmmm, that does sound like it would pair with ham very nicely. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Glad to hear you are enjoying nice spring weather.

Pam said...

Oh, this sounds great for that Easter ham! Thanks!

Stacey said...

Your raisin sauce sounds delicious. Of course, I'ms tarving right now but I'd love some ham and ravioli too. :)