Lemon Dessert Sauce

"I love this sauce on gingerbread or fresh fruit, especially strawberries. It is also good on pound cake and ice cream."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
1 cup
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. Julesong
    A nice, simple sauce. Good on poundcake, just as she said! :) Easy to make.
     
  2. redwine
    This recipe is more of a tart lemon sauce, which is what I was looking for. I made it to serve with homemade gingerbread. Super quick to put together. Reading other reviews, saying they upped the cornstarch amount, I added a bit more. I used 5 tsp total. Worked great ! I will use this sauce on other desserts as well.
     
  3. Mirj2338
    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".
     
  4. orfanella
    I love lemon! So after purchasing a lemon sponge pie at a local farmer's market, I was disappointed that it had very little lemon flavor. I decided to top the pie with a lemon sauce and in searching, found this recipe. It's delicious! The reviews vary from too thin to too thick. I think this could be due to how people measure the cornstarch...level, rounded or heaping teaspoon. My lemon produced slightly more than 1/4 cup of juice so I used 5 tsps., slightly rounded. The sauce is just right in consistency for serving now. If it becomes too thick after being refrigerated, I'll add a bit more lemon or lime juice, depending what I have in the fridge.
     
  5. barba day
    I found this sauce to have great flavor, but I would surely increase the cornstarch, which makes a very very thin sauce. I doubled the cornstarch the second time around and it turned out wll.
     
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