Baked Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce

I spotted this intriguing recipe for a spicy Pineapple Raisin Sauce over at and had to try it out with a baked ham. A little bit sweet from the brown sugar and pineapple and a little bit tangy from the honey Dijon Mustard. Use fresh pineapple for the best flavor, but canned will do in a pinch. Enjoy!

Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce
Makes many servings

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained (You can also use crushed)
  • 1 medium red onion, diced medium
  • 2 cups dark raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

1. In medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, mustard, ginger & cloves so that mustard moistens sugar.

2. To sugar mixture, add drained pineapple chunks, diced onion & raisins.

3. Over medium-high heat, bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low & simmer about 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened.

4. Mix cornstarch with water, then, stirring this mixture into the raisin sauce, continue to simmer about 8-10 minutes.

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