Desserts

Lemon Sauce

Lemon Sauce is tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

Is there anything more like summer than the sweet, tart flavour of lemon? I made a Lemon Sauce for desserts and it is to die for! I wanted to grab a spoon and eat it from the jar.

Lemon Sauce - Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

Lemon Sauce

This Lemon Sauce is a dessert topping. I know they have lemon sauce for chicken, but this recipe isn’t one of them. I’ll make one down the road for the blog.

What I love about this Lemon Sauce is how versatile it is. Use it for ice cream, cakes, cheesecake or whatever dessert you are baking. Add a little sweet sunshine!

Lemon Sauce - Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

How to Make Lemon Sauce

To start, stir together sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Place it on the stove over medium heat and gradually stir in water. Cook until the mixture starts to boil and then leave it boil for one minute. Remember to be stirring constantly during this entire process so there is no lumps and it doesn’t burn. Remove the pot from the heat.

Lemon Sauce - Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

Then stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter. Let it cool at room temperature before serving. It will thicken up as it cools. It tastes best served warm.

Lemon Sauce - Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

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I stored mine in a jelly jar, but a plastic reusable container would also work. It makes about 1 cup of sauce.

You can store it in the fridge for up to 10 days. I recommend heating it a little in the microwave before serving.

I made lemon ice cream sundaes for my daughters. They loved them. I know that’s not a typical sundae topping, but it worked well.

Lemon Sauce - Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

Craving more lemony goodness? Try my Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies, Lemon Pound Cake Muffins and Lemon Bars.

Are you a fan of lemon desserts?

Lemon Sauce

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Tangy and sweet! Serve over ice cream, cake, bread pudding or pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Add sugar and cornstarch to a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add water and stir to combine. Cook until mixture starts to boil and then boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter. Let cool 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Notes

Store covered in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 559 Total Fat: 26.9g Saturated Fat: 6.8g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 15.6g Cholesterol: 65.1mg Sodium: 395.9mg Carbohydrates: 62g Fiber: 1.8g Sugar: 38.1g Protein: 18.6g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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