Auntie Bethany's Curried Fruit Sauce

written by

Angela Bakker

posted on

November 29, 2022


This is our favorite traditional side dish for our Holiday Ham. My sister-in-law brought this to a holiday gathering as a side for the ham. At first I thought it sounded a bit on the weird side....but turned out to be AMAZING and I request it at every holiday gathering!

You can vary the fruits. Sometimes I leave out the cherries entirely. Choose your favorite fruits!


1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 tsp curry powder
16 oz can pear halves, drained
16 oz can peach or apricot halves, drained
20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained
10 ounces maraschino cherries drained


Stir first 3 ingredients together and set aside. Drain fruit and place in a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with butter/sugar mixture.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350 F. Serve warm with ham or poultry. Best if made ahead of time and allowed to stand. You can reheat on the stovetop. 

*I've been adding a few scoops of this to our ham in the last 15 minutes of cooking time. When it's combined with the juices from the ham it makes for an incredibly flavourfull ham gravy. 

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