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Pineapple Raisin Sauce

Pineapple Raisin Sauce - The perfect sauce for baked ham made from pineapple juice, pineapple, raisins and Dijon mustard.

Like many families, a baked ham is often on the menu for holiday dinners at our house, and our Pineapple Raisin Sauce is a wonderful accompaniment!  My husband Jack developed this recipe and has really perfected it over the years.  He always gets rave reviews from our guests whenever we serve it.

Pineapple Raisin Sauce - The perfect sauce for baked ham made from pineapple juice, pineapple, raisins and Dijon mustard.

This pineapple raisin sauce is a wonderful blend of sweetness from the raisins, pineapple and brown sugar, savory from the cloves and ginger, and the Dijon mustard gives the sauce a little flavor kick that balances perfectly with a salty baked ham!  We’ve mixed dark and golden raisins here for more visual appeal, but any raisins you have on hand will work for this delicious sauce.


Pineapple Raisin Sauce

The perfect Pineapple Raisin sauce to accompany baked ham.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings


  • 4 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 6-ounce cans pineapple juice
  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon dry ginger
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. In a small cup, dissolve corn starch with enough of the pineapple juice to make a slurry. (A slurry is cold liquid mixed with cornstarch until smooth and glossy.) Set aside.
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil over low heat.
  3. Add slurry mixture and stir until thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve over sliced baked ham.
  5. Note: Sauce may be thinned with more pineapple juice if it becomes too thick.


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  1. Hubby and I used to buy something similier at our local grocery store years ago but haven’t been able to find it again. I even tried making it myself but never got it right so was excited when I saw this and am anxious to try this……thank you for sharing!!

  2. Jody Arguelles :

    How much is just one serving size? I’m trying to get this recipe for my mother, and she would like to know whether it’s two teaspoons, one tablespoon, etc. Thanks so much.

  3. Just wondering how far in advance I can make this sauce?

  4. I have made this twice and it’s really good. We don’t have raisin fans so I left them out. I also reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup as we felt it was sweet enough.

    • Thanks Chris – so glad you enjoyed the recipe. We also appreciate knowing that the sauce made with less sugar and no raisins still tastes delicious!

  5. David Donahue :

    My Grandmother would make a small bowl of this just for me at Holidays I loved it so much!
    Don’t think it had mustard in it but I will try it that way…
    Also a nice gift when invited to dinner in a glass jar and paper wrapped.