Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love this sauce on gingerbread or fresh fruit, especially strawberries. It is also good on pound cake and ice cream.


  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir in boiling water and lemon juice.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil 3 minutes until clear and thick.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon rind and salt.
Most Helpful

A nice, simple sauce. Good on poundcake, just as she said! :) Easy to make.

Julesong May 08, 2002

I think there's too much cornstarch in here, the sauce thickened up so fast and was not pourable at all, had more of a spreadable texture to it. I would cut the constarch down to 2 1/2 teaspoons, and just keep it over a low flame constantly stirring until it got the right consistency. It's basically a good sauce, just needs to be more "saucy".

Mirj October 19, 2003