Lemon Sauce Recipe


This easy-to-make and very versatile delicious lemon sauce recipe is great on desserts such as cakes, gingerbread, fresh fruits, and whatever else sounds good to you.  Lemon Sauce tastes fantastic on so many desserts!

Check out Linda’s lemon Butters, Condiments, Sauces, Relish and Jelly Recipes for more great ideas.



Lemon Sauce Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Sauce Recipe
Servings: 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
  1. In a small saucepan, mix together sugar and cornstarch thoroughly.  Stir in cold water until cornstarch is dissolved.  Add boiling water and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and clear in color.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon extract, and lemon juice; set aside until ready to serve.

  3. Makes approximately 1 cup lemon sauce.

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