Cumberland Sauce

Summary

Yield
Cups
SourceThe Joy of Cooking
Prep time30 minutes
RegionColonial

Description

This classic sauce for cold ham is based on red currant jelly and port with brown sugar and spices. It's great for a picnic-style brunch.

Ingredients

1tdry mustard
1TBrown Sugar
1⁄4tground ginger
1pncayenne
1⁄4tSalt
1⁄4tground cloves
1 1⁄2cPort Wine
1⁄2cRaisins
1⁄2cSlivered almonds
2tCorn Starch
2TCold Water
1⁄4cRed Currant Jelly
1TGrated Orange Zest (or lemon zest)
1⁄4cOrange Juice
2TLemon Juice
2TGrand Marnier

Instructions

  1. Combine the spices, sugar, and salt and stir into the port wine.
  2. Add the raisins and almonds and simmer the wine mixture, covered, over moderate heat for 8 minutes.
  3. Stir the cornstarch into the water, and add the mixture to the simmering sauce. Cook for two minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.
  5. Serve cold with sliced ham or game.

Notes

This is also traditionally served with cold sliced game meats.
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