Grandpa’s Sauce

Hey, watch what yer thinkin’! My grandpa was a good Baptist! I’m talking about raisin sauce, okay?

As I’ve said, we fell off the turnip wagon by buying a sixth part of a pastured local hog, so I was able to use Grandpa’s recipe again.

And the-eh-en, we had some left over, and we discovered it’s GREAT over toasted raisin bread! Bet it would be good on pancakes, too!

Here’s what I said on my Recipals page about it, and also the recipe:

My late and beloved grandfather, George Kelley Leister, took over shopping and cooking when my grandmother, Ruby Goodman Leister, had a heart attack. We had years of good times together at the grocery and swapping recipes. This is one he gave me. It’s everything I love–simple, quick, looks and tastes fancier than it is, and it reminds me of someone dear.

Ham with Raisin Sauce

* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1/2 cup water
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
* 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Simmer raisins in boiling water until tender. Add sugar and cornstarch, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter or margarine and lemon juice. Serve over warm ham.

Mmmmm! So good!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character makes a recipe (needn’t be food) that brings back memories of the person from whom it came.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Grandpa’s Sauce

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      Marian Allen

      April 12, 2017 at 10:38am

      Maybe you would like them plumped up by boiling and infused with the sweet sauce? Or you could always pick them out like so many dead flies.

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