Molasses Raisin Sauce for Leftover Holiday Ham

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From my Aunt Alta's recipe collection. This one is unique in that it is made specifically for your ham leftovers(in my case, after Christmas leftovers). You can also buy a ham steak, cook it however you like, and then serve this sauce ladled over the top of each portion. This version does not contain vinegar or mustard, but is instead molasses based. This is rather sweet. Servings are just an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar and flour together in a small saucepan (no heat yet).
  2. Gradually whisk in the water until blended.
  3. Turn on heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Add raisins, molasses, lemon juice, and salt to taste, stirring to blend.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer and let simmer 5 minutes, or longer if you like it thicker.
  6. Add butter and cook until melted and blended.
  7. Pour over heated leftover ham.