Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce

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Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce is sweet, tart, and tangy. It makes a great topping for cake, bread pudding, ice cream, and pancakes, and this recipe is so simple to make!

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Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce

Lemon desserts are my most favorite, even over chocolate. I know, who does that?

Lemon makes me think of spring and with the cold weather we’ve been having, I wanted something to cheer me up. (I know, I know. Cold in the South is nothing compared to cold in the north. But, I hate even 30-degree weather!)

This is truly an easy recipe to make. It took me less than ten minutes from the beginning until I had the finished luscious lemon sauce ready to eat. This sauce is not a curd. Therefore, it doesn’t contain eggs. Additionally, it doesn’t have butter in it. However, it is super easy and quick to make and very luscious.

lemon sauce in a glass jar

Uses for Sauce

Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce is great served warm over pound cakes and angel food cakes. Perk up vanilla ice cream with it. As well, it’s great over homemade pancakes with fresh strawberries.

Specifically, I made this sauce for my Dunkin Donuts Bread Pudding recipe for a birthday brunch. Served with bread pudding and fresh strawberries, it was gone in minutes.

Dunkin Donuts Bread Pudding

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Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce

Easiest Lemon Dessert Sauce brightens any dish. Serve it warm over cakes, bread pudding, pancakes, and ice cream.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
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  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  • Bring lemon rind, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon orange juice.
  • Serve warm.
  • Refrigerate up to 1 week.


I specifically made this sauce for my Dunkin Donuts Bread Pudding recipe for a birthday brunch. I served that bread pudding warm with fresh strawberries and warm Easiest Lemon Sauce. It was gone in minutes.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin C: 51mg
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