Sauce for Ham
A sweet mustard sauce for ham that turns any ham into an instant hit! With an apple and mustard flavor with cloves. Perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, or any time you’re eating ham.
For special occasions, my dad always makes his special ham sauce that contains mustard and apple juice to go over the baked ham and everyone in the family always raves about it!
This recipe makes plenty for a huge gathering but you can always adjust it for the size of ham you are baking.
Tools needed to make this recipe
For this recipe you will need:
Ham Sauce Ingredients
- some sweetened apple juice
- white sugar or preferred sweetener
- yellow mustard
- garlic powder
- crushed cloves
How to Make Ham Sauce
Pour all ingredients into a 3-quart pot, constantly stir and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often or continue cooking until desired thickness.
Keto Ham Sauce
You can make this sauce lower carb by using your preferred sweetener like erythritol and thickening it with your favorite low carb thickener.
Can I use something else instead of cornstarch?
You can always try another type of thickener such as arrowroot starch.
Can I use coconut palm sugar or brown sugar instead of white sugar?
You can also use honey or half brown sugar and white sugar or any other sweetener.
Can I freeze ham sauce?
Yes, you can freeze this sauce or keep it in the fridge for 7 days.
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- Simple Salad Dressing
- Mango Salad Dressing
- Peach BBQ Sauce
- Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
- Thousand Island Dressing
Are you confused about which condiments are safe to eat on a gluten free diet? Read my article: Are Your Condiments Gluten-Free?
Sauce for Ham Recipe
- 1 liter sweetened apple juice
- 1 liter water
- 2 cups white sugar
- ⅔ cup yellow mustard
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp crushed cloves
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- Pour all ingredients into a 3-quart pot, constantly stir and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often or continue cooking until desired thickness.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She’s also a reiki master and crystal healer.