• 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 11/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 13/4 Cups water
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar


In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, spices, mustard and salt. Stir in water and raisins. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat; blend in vinegar. Serve warm with ham.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 1%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 90; Potassium 250; Total Carbohydrate 44; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 41; Protein 1; Calcium 33; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.