4.38 from 122 votes

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

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    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 Iced Lemon Pound Cake, Lemon Tiramisu, Lemon Bread, Lemon Cheesecake Mousse, Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies, Lemon Pound Cake Muffins and Lemon Bars.

    Try this Peanut Butter Magic Shell.

    Are you a fan of lemon desserts?

    4.38 from 122 votes

    Lemon Sauce

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 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
     
     

    • ½ cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp cornstarch
    • ¾ cup water
    • 1 tbsp lemon zest
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp butter

    Instructions

    • 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.
    • Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter. Let cool 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

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    Notes

    Store covered in the fridge for up to 10 days.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 26.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 65.1mg | Sodium: 395.9mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 38.1g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword dessert sauce, ice cream sauce, ice cream topping, lemon

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    35 Comments

    1. Lynne Kingsley says:

      5 stars
      Delicious and easy to make.

      1. james miller says:

        5 stars
        I agree it is very good, just never give up mixing I was about to give up when it turned into delicious thick syrup

    2. Eleanor Walker says:

      This recipe has been in my family for at least three generations. Somewhere along the line this sauce got tagged with the name “Silk.” My grandmother, my mother, and I always served this over my grandmother’s recipe of persimmon pudding. Wonderful dessert!

    3. Cathy gordon says:

      I was wondering if this could be canned so I could put it up in jars and give out as gifts

    4. LouAnn Kaschner says:

      5 stars
      It was just like I remembered as a kid!!!

    5. 5 stars
      Great flavor. I made the sauce with the microwave, cooking it for 30 seconds intervals 3-4 times, stirring after each 30 seconds. It was very smooth. Delicious on lemon cake.

    6. Lois Jones says:

      Easy to make and great on pancakes

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