Refreshing 10-Minute Lemon Sauce Recipe: Spoon It Over Anything by 30Seconds Food

Refreshing 10-Minute Lemon Sauce Recipe: Spoon It Over Anything

Tart, creamy and refreshing, this easy lemon sauce recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes. This sweet lemon sauce is the perfect topping for pancakeswaffles, scones, pound cake, oatmeal or your favorite dessert recipe. The easy lemon sauce would also be an incredible dip for sugar cookies.

The easy low-sodium luscious lemon sauce recipe is made with granulated sugar, cornstarch, fresh lemon juice, egg yolks, water and lemon extract (extra lemony goodness!). All the ingredients are whisked together in a saucepot and cooked until thick. So easy. 

How will you use this refreshing gluten-free lemon sauce? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes (approximately) 
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

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Recipe Notes

  • Store the lemon juice in the refrigerator (cool it first before refrigerating). 
  • You could also try other citrus fruits like grapefruit, lime and orange instead of lemon.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepot. Whisk well to combine. 
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until mixture is thickened. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 204

Total Fat: 5.6g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 247mg

Sodium: 19mg

Total Carbohydrate: 28.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 9.5g

Protein: 3.5g

Vitamin D: 21mcg

Calcium: 30mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 74mg

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Donna John
Yum! My vote is for pancakes. :-)
I love lemon, putting this on blueberry muffins! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Um, I want to eat this with a spoon. I love lemon, so I will be trying it out on just about everything! #yum
Sheri Moreno-Lisiecki
How do you store this and how long does it last?
Donna John
Store it in the refrigerator. I would use it within a week or so.
Debbie Marberry
Is this like a lemon curd? Could you preserve this like lemon curd or a jam? Sounds delicious.
Donna John
It's similar to lemon curd, but much thinner. If you processed it like jelly/jam, I don't see why you couldn't preserve it. Great idea.

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