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Lemon Sauce I Recipe
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Lemon Sauce I

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"Wonderful dessert sauce. Serve with gingerbread or cake."

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Original recipe makes 1.5 cups Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In large saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, salt and nutmeg. Gradually stir in boiling water, then simmer over low heat until thick, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon zest and lemon juice and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2003

My mother used to make a lemon sauce for gingerbread. When I saw this recipe, I just had to try it. I am so glad I did. This is a wonderful sauce for gingerbread! Thanks for the memories!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 07, 2014

I didn't care for this - it wasn't as lemony as I would have liked and it was too thin.

Oct 08, 2003

I had unexpected dinner guests the other night and needed a quick dessert. I had some Apricot Brandy Pound Cake (this site) in the freezer, but no ice cream or frozen topping. I had been intrigued with this recipe because of the nutmeg content, so I finally made it. I didn't have freshly grated, but used dried. It still came out wonderful. This sauce is soooo yummy. I know it would be great over ice cream, cake, bavarian cream, or whatever. You can make it as lemony as you want by increasing or decreasing the lemon juice.Thanks Ginger!

Oct 08, 2003

The best and easiest I have ever made, wonderful with bread pudding.

Sep 29, 2005

Just like my mom use to make! I serve over bread pudding! I didn't have a lemon so I used concentrated lemon juice and omitted the rind. I'm sure it would be even more yummy with those ingredients!

Dec 31, 2003

This was so incredible!!! I served it with pound cake for a bridal shower, and it was definitely the hit of the party! Light, intensely lemony, not overpowering and not too rich. I did double the amount of lemon juice and peel. Fantastic!

Dec 21, 2003

very easy to make and delicious. I served it with warm gingerbread. a big hit.

Oct 08, 2003

This is the best one I have ever tasted and is a great compliment to Bread Pudding.


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  • Calories
  • 45 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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