We love collecting antiques, and one thing in particular that
Penny has collected through the years are these wonderful wooden cookbooks.
We have tried some of the recipes from them several times, and they have become
our favorites. This raisin sauce, for example, has become a staple for Christmas Eve and Easter.
We absolutely love the way it tastes on ham, and it is so simple to make.
1 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
Pinch of Pepper
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon Worcestershire
Cover raisins with water, add cloves, bring to boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes.
Mix together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in bowl, then add this to raisins/water.
Stir till thickened (you may need to heat it up again to get it thickened), then add the butter, vinegar, and worcestershire. I actually transfer it to a gravy boat, and set it out to pour on the ham. So good-watch out for those 5 cloves (remove them if you can see them)!
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