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Lemon Sauce Recipe

Velvety Lemon Sauce

This lemon sauce recipe is just delicious. It is a perfect blend of tangy and sweet.

This velvety lemon concoction is actually a very versatile dessert sauce.

It tastes wonderful drizzled over dessert recipes like cake, bread puddings, ginger bread and cheesecake.

Personally, I love it so much, I don’t know if I care if I have anything to drizzle it over. My fingers, maybe?

Lemon Sauce

Lemon Sauce Recipe

This lemon sauce recipe is just delicious, with a perfect blend of tangy and sweet.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 56 kcal


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated


  • In a small saucepan mix sugar and cornstarch together. Gradually stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Keep hot until time to serve. Serve over gingerbread, bread puddings, cheesecake or cakes. Makes 2/3 cup


Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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Tips and Variations:

  • The zest of the lemon is the yellow part of the rind, finely grated.
  • You can make an orange sauce by simply replacing the lemon juice and zest with orange juice and orange zest.

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Our lemon sauce is perfect served over lemon cheesecake squares.

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Lemon Sauce

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