Bay Leaf Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by littlemafia

Use as a sauce for chicken or ham.From recipegoldmine.

Top Review by spooty3

This was a pretty nice sauce - I've hardly ever made sauces from scratch. I made it exactly as written, using light brown sugar, unbleached flour and dried bay leaves (do people ever use fresh bay leaves in cooking?), in addition to the lemon juice and water. I cooked it on medium heat, but since it started to bubble, I cooked it on low for the last couple of minutes. I was worried that I'd get a watery mess, but it thickened up nicely. I served it on cooked ham slices - this little batch of sauce lasted me for about 2.5 pounds of ham. I'm not very familiar with the taste of bay leaves, so I can't say that I noticed them much in this sauce, but it was still a nice, slightly thick sugary-lemony sauce that went great with ham. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients and cook slowly for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain.

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